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1159073 

GEnNJElAUOGY COCLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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THE 
%?ITTUM FOLKS 



Edmund March Vittum 

and 

LiNNiE Bean Page 



"Ofl did the harvest to their sickle yield, 

Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke; 

How jocund did they drive their team afield! 

How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!' 



1922 

Grinnell Herald Press 

Privately Printed for Edmund March Vittum 

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Copyright 1922 
By Edmund March Vittum 



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DEDICATION. 

The Compilers of this Family Record dedicate it 
to the Memory of all the Dead and the Honor of all 
the Living that have Suffered and Sacrificed for the 
Cause of 

Human Freedom 

Their own, or that of others; especially to 

Miss Harriet E. Vittum 

Whose Labors in Behalf of those that have Sought the 
Freedom in America which they could not Enjoy in 
the Old World has made her 

The Most Useful of all the Vittum Folks 



CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Advertisement 2 

Dedication 3 

Contents 5 

Chapter I. Explanation 7 

Chapter II. The Huguenots 12 

Chapter III. Genesis and Exodus 15 

Chapter IV. William the Immigrant 17 

Chapter V. William the Colonial 21 

Chapter VI. William the Pioneer 25 

Chapter VII. Vittums Patriotic 28 

Chapter VIII. The Vittums in Sandwich 33 

Chapter IX. The Nine Tribes of Vittum 52 

Chapter X. The Tribe of William 54 

Chapter XI. The Tribe of Abigail 80 

Chapter XII. The Tribe of Ruth 81 

Chapter XIII. The Tribe of John 87 

Chapter XIV. The Tribe of Stephen 116 

Chapter XV. The Tribe of Huldah 154 

Chapter XVI. The Tribe of Thomas 163 

Chapter XVII. The Tribe of Tufton 171 

Chapter XVIII. The Tribe of Polly 184 

Index 187 



THE ^ITTUM FOLKS 



CHAPTER I. 



EXPLANATION. 



What we call History contains a large percentage of 
probability. There is no such thing as accuracy in histori- 
cal statements made even by those considered the best 
authority. The so-called "original sources" of history are 
oral tradition and written records. Traditions are usually 
founded upon truth, that is they grow out of actual occur- 
rences, but cannot be trusted in detail. They are usually 
repeated from generation to generation to interest or amuse 
the young, and the recounter often consciously or uncon- 
sciously draws upon his own imagination. He is indeed 
a poor story-teller who cannot repeat a story in a way to 
make it a better tale than when it was told to him. Yet 
back of a tradition there is usually a fact. 

Written records, even those called official, are full of 
error. Sometimes the recorder is misinformed, sometimes 
he is careless and inefficient, sometimes he has intentionally 
falsified. Yet from them we glean facts — facts not abso- 
lutely accurate, but approximately so. 

When traditions are written down and old records 
copied and recopied, and the whole printed and reprinted, 
the possibility — we might almost say probability — of addi- 
tional errors is multiplied. Printing or reprinting does not 



8 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

correct errors, it is more likely to increase their number. If 
anyone tries to write history — even so modest a story as the 
history of the Vittum Family — he soon learns that many 
historical statements are contradictory, therefore some are 
incorrect. But who shall say which is right? Take this 
as an illustration: there are three records of a marriage which 
occurred more than a hundred years ago in the Vittum fam- 
ily, the private record of the officiating clergyman, a family 
Bible record, and the Town Record ; in one the name of the 
bride is given as Susannah, in another as Susan, in another as 
Sally. Sometimes the genealogist puzzles over the old 
question, "How old is Ann?" when dates given for bir ' 
and marriage and death refuse to harmonize with the age cut 
on the tombstone. Nor are these troubles all born of 
ancient records. The vital statistics printed in the Sandwich 
Town Reports during the last twenty-five years contain many 
errors. For instance, in tracing the name of a certain man 
which occurs in several different Reports, we have found si 
spelled in three different ways. Who was at fault, we do 
not know. The point is that the mistake occurred. 

Not all these mistakes are innocent errors. When the 
present writer was a small boy, this occurred in connectiosi 
with a prominent family: Two men argued at the funeral 
of their common mother-in-law as to which should precede, 
because the wife of each had told her husband that she was 
younger than her sister ! 

The compilers of this record do not claim that their 
work is flawless ; but we do claim that the larger part of the 
erroneous statements that are likely to be found in this book, 
are due to mistakes made by others. One imperfection will 
be noticed at once; in many cases the middle name or initial 
is wanting. In every case this has been due to our inability 
to secure the required information. Often someone could 
give the names of many relatives as they are familiarly 



EXPLANATION 9 

spoken, but not with completeness and accuracy. Sally and 
Sarah, Dorothy and Dolly, Polly and Mary, Ann and 
Anna and Annie, and some surnames like Hoit and Hoyt, 
are hopelessly mixed. The correct order of brothers and 
sisters as regards age cannot always be determined when the 
birth dates are lacking. Often some relative or neighbor 
can give the correct list of children in a certain family, but 
cannot remember their comparative ages. We have tried 
to tell what we believe on evidence to be true. Acknow- 
ledging our own liability to make mistakes, in general our 
answer to charges of inaccuracy may truthfully be, " I tell 
the tale as 'twas told to me." 

We have given a number to each descendant of the 
Vittums whom we have mentioned. The necessity for this 
is the importance of distinguishing between those whose 
names are identical. The system we have followed is that 
of giving consecutive numbers to brothers and sisters ot 
one household, then of following the same method with 
the eldest of each family, tracing each family down to the 
youngest we are able to record, before turning to another 
family. There are a few cases of irregular numbering due 
to information received after the manuscript was prepared for 
printing. 

Capital "N" with the name means born with the name 
Vittum. Small "n" signifies born of Vittum descent, but 
not with the Vittum name. Those that have married into our 
family are given a separate series of numbers. Capital "M" 
is used with the number of one who married a husband or 
wife named Vittum, "m" with one who married a husband or 
wife descended from the Vittums but not born with the 
Vittum name . A nama in parenthesis always indicates a 
name lost by marriage. 

Be sure to use the index found at the close of this 
volume. There may be several of the same name, but if 



10 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

you will follow the reference, turn to the page given in the 
Index, and read what is said of each, you will be able to 
identify the one whom you are seeking. 

All whose names are listed as "N" or "n" in this 
book are entitled to membership in the "Society of Colonial 
Wars," and all the women so listed, to membership in the 
"National Society of Colonial Dames of America." All 
so listed that are descendants of William Vittum 22 N are 
entitled to membership in the Sons or Daughters of the 
American Revolution. The evidence given in this book 
is sufficient to establish such claims. 

Greeks who come to this country and become good 
Americans are still proud of their Greek ancestry. The 
Norwegians are proud of their Norsk ancestry. And that 
is right and honorable. So it is right and proper and honor- 
able that those of us whose families came to America before 
the year 1 700 should be proud of our Colonial Ancestry. 

At the close of this book will be found blank pages 
on which we suggest each owner write the names of all the 
Vittums he knows whose names are not printed in the book, 
with their ancestors back far enough to reach some whose 
names are given. Thus those who have been omitted will 
have a complete genealogy. Also continue the record as 
others are born hereafter, and all your family when you arc 
gone will be able to trace their Colonial Ancestry. 

A few words should be said in regard to the authorship 
of this record. It is a joint authorship in the sense that 
without Mrs. Linnie (Bean) Page 70 7n it would never 
have been attempted, and without Edmund March Vittum 
70 1 N it would never have been completed. Mrs. Page 
began the work as Miss Bean twenty years ago and collected 
about 650 names of Vittums and their descendants. 
Recently Mr. Vittum took up the work and added enough 
names to bring the total to about 1200. He also wrote 



EXPLANATION 1 1 

the introductory and historical chapters and arranged the ma- 
terial for publication. 

It is proper to add that if it had not been for Mr. 
Karl D. Vittum I089N of 29 So. LaSalle St., Chicago, 
111., and the encouragement and financial backing which he 
has furnished, the book would probably never have been 
printed. The expense of such a book cannot be paid by 
the sale of copies. A few members of the Vittum family 
are furnishing the funds needed to meet the cost of publica- 
tion. 



CHAPTER 11. 



THE HUGUENOTS. 



In the centuries following the year 1450 A. D. there 
was a great awakening in Europe. It was not that of one 
suddenly aroused from a sound sleep, but of one who rubs 
his eyes and looks around, wondering where it is that he 
finds himself — of one who is yet stupid, but cannot sleep 
again. Europe was more than a hundred years in the process 
of waking, but the long sleep of centuries was ended. 

We speak of this waking as a movement, a movement 
of various phases. In Art we call it Renaissance; m 
literature we call it Humanism; in religion we call it the 
Reformation; in government we call it Democracy. But 
each of these terms may be applied to all the phases of the 
movement. It was a new birth, a turning to human interest 
in daily life, a purer religious faith, and a demand for 
personal liberty, in art, literature, religion, and government. 

Of course such a movement met opposition. The 
advocates were not always reasonable, and the opponents 
were sometimes unjust and cruel. There was controversy 
which led to persecution and torture, followed by many 
years of bloody war. 

In France the reformers were called Huguenots. Both 
the monarchical government and the theocratic Church hated 
them and joined in efforts to crush them. Persecution began 
early in France, culminating on St. Bartholomew's Day, 
August 24, 1572, when six thousand were slain in Paris 
and many thousands in other parts of France, and the perse- 



THE HUGUENOTS 13 

cution continued many years. Men who believed in the right 
of independent faith and free worship of God were hunted 
hke beasts, and tortured as no people have ever been guilty 
of torturing wild animals. 

In April, 1598, there was a change. What is called 
the Edict of Nantes promised freedom to the Huguenots. 
Things were better for a time, but the old practice of perse- 
cution was gradually restored. In the year 1 685 the Edict 
of Nantes was revoked, and persecution was renewed more 
systematically. Huguenots were not permitted to emigrate, 
and by means of heavy fines, all their property was confis- 
cated. These were the best people in France, not as a rule 
the nobility, nor yet poorest and least educated. They were 
the Middle class, the scholars, teachers, physicians, leading 
merchants, manufacturers, proprietors, and master workmen. 
In destroying them, France lost her proud position as leader 
in the civilization of the world. 

Many of these people succeeded in escaping from 
France to Holland, England, and the new settlements in 
America. Even on the Mayflower that brought the first 
colonists to New England, five of the 1 04 passengers were 
Huguenots: John Alden whose family was mentioned in 
London records as French refugees, naturalized by royal 
letters patent in Westminster ; and Guillaume Molines, called 
by the English William Mullins, with his wife, son, and 
daughter. Father, mother, and son died the first winter, 
leaving Priscilla Mullins alone. According to tradition, she 
cared for herself in a manner characteristic of a French girl. 
She with John Alden furnished the romance of the May- 
flower voyage and the Plymouth settlement. Their children 
have given a multitude of great men and women to their 
adopted country, including two presidents of the United 
States. 

As a later example of the French influence in America 



14 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

take Paul Revere — whose father came to this country under 
ihe name of Apollos Revoire. Paul Revere was a gold- 
smith whose work was truly artistic ; the first American who 
plugged teeth with gold to keep them from rotting; an organi- 
zer of the Sons of Liberty ; a leader of the Boston Tea Party ; 
the Father of the American Rough Riders; an efficient officer 
in the Revolutionary army ; taken out of the Army as the 
only man in America who could cast cannon ; engraver of 
the copper plates used for printing the first paper money 
issued in America, and also for the first political cartoons ; 
after the war, the maker of many church bells, calling to 
worship the people of the first great free nation. Those 
that have studied the early history of America, recognize 
such names as these: Peter Faneuil, Richard Dana, James 
Bowdoin, Philip Freneau, Francis Marion, Richard Mont- 
gomery, Gabril Manigault, Henry Laurens, John Jay, Elias 
Boudinot, and Alexander Hamilton who was half French. 
Henry Cabot Lodge says, "I believe that, in proportion to 
their number, the Huguenots produced and gave to the 
American Republic more men of ability than any other 
race." 

Among Americans of recent date who have been proud 
to claim a large admixture of French blood may be men- 
tioned: the poets Thoreau, Longfellow, Whittier, and 
Lanier; Matthew Vassar, Thomas A. Bayard, President 
Garfield, Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, General Fre- 
mont, Admiral Schley, Admiral Dewey, and Theodore 
Roosevelt. 



CHAPTER III. 

GENESIS AND EXODUS. 

The Vittum Family has no written records that go 
back of our residence in America, but we do have a hvelj' 
tradition. All the "Old People" agree that our first Ameri- 
can ancestor came from France with a wife and one or two 
children. Tradition is bolder than this, and tells a romantic 
story to the effect that he was a Huguenot in danger of 
imprisonment after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. 
It was said that he was attached to a young woman who was 
of Catholic family. In the hope of keeping these two young 
people apart, the parents of the girl placed her in a convent. 
But love laughs at locksmiths, and the brave young wooer 
stole her from her guardians, and together they fled to a 
country where they might enjoy love and freedom. It was 
forbidden for Huguenots to emigrate, and this young man's 
life v/as forfeit if he were captured, since what he had dona 
was a serious crime. We must imagine the fugitives conceal- 
ing themselves here and there, and passing several years in 
hiding and flight before they could reach America. Our 
imagination can easily paint thrilling "motion pictures" of 
danger and escape — of their stealing their way across the 
border into Switzerland or Holland, or across the Channel 
into England, and their final voyage to America. 

Some will say the tale is too familiar, that it sounds 
like a story book. But let us remember that the story books 
which are most enduring are those that tell tales true to 
real life. Perhaps this legend is borrowed from a story 



16 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

book ; perhaps the story books borrowed their tales from the 
experience of our ancestors. Certainly — not perhaps — there 
were many romances in the France of 1 685, as suggested by. 
Millais' celebrated painting, "The Huguenot Lovers." 



CHAPTER IV. 

WILLIAM THE IMMIGRANT. 

What was his name in France, we cannot say with 
certainty. As he was called William in America, his 
French Christian name was doubtless Guillaume. But what 
v/as his surname? Probably Vieuxtemps, which is a famil- 
iar name in France. The attempt of a Yankee to pronounce 
this word like a Frenchman would make it sound much like 
Vittum or Vittom. The present writer has had two remark- 
able confirmations of this supposition. Many years ago I met 
Dr. Willis Lord, President of Wooster University. I was 
introduced to him by one of his relatives who remarked 
that I was of French lineage. A day or two later Dr. Lord 
had occasion to write my name, and spelled it Vieuxtemps. 
Not many years ago I was asked to introduce to an audience 
a lecturer of foreign birth. I met him at a hotel, telling 
him ray name but not giving him my card. In the course 
of our conversation I had occasion to remark that my immi- 
grant ancestors were French Huguenots. He delivered his 
lecture and went his way. A few weeks later he sent me 
a letter directed to Dr. Vieuxtemps, without street or number, 
and the mail carrier, having a French name himself, put the 
letter in my box without any hesitation. These little incidents 
confirm our supposition that the two names, though they do 
not look alike, are really the same. The word, as perhaps 
some readers are not familiar enough with French to remem- 
ber, means "Old Times." Perhaps it is a characteristic 
behrited from some remote ancestor which has caused the 



18 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

present writer to love Old Times so much that he has taken 
pleasure in collecting for publication these stories concerning 
the Vittum Folks. 

We feel justified in believing that m France our 
immigrant patriarch was named Guillaume Vieuxtemps. 
When he reached America, probably the Yankees pro- 
nounced his name as nearly like his own pronunciation as 
they were able, and then spelled it as they pronounced it ; 
then the French victim of their dull ears and stiff tongues 
goodnaturedly accepted the transformation. This was a 
common practice among the Huguenot immigrants. (See 
Mullins for Molines, Revere for Revoire, Dewey for 
Dhuy, Furber for Furbert, Joyce for Joyeuse, Dugdale for 
Due d'Alle, Sevier for Xavier, and many others). 

William the Immigrant spelled his name Vittom. F!is 
son and all who came after spelled it Vittum. The other 
forms which we find in old records are the mistakes or care- 
lessness of others outside the family — like the almost innum- 
erable varieties given our name in modern newspapers. Thus 
Guillaume Vieuxtemps became William Vittom ; it is proper 
that we number him 1 N, though he was not, strictly speak- 
ing, born with the name Vittum. 

From both tradition and records we know that he 
settled at Hampton, N. H. The first official notice we can 
find concerning him is that he served in a company of the 
militia organized to fight the French and their Indian allies 
in the year 1712, under command of Captain James Dov/. 
(See Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. I page 1 1, where the name 
is spelled Vitom.) The military authorities report that 12 
shillings was still due him. If those 12 shillings were paid 
today with compound interest at 6%, they would amount to 
Thirty-five Million shillings — a tidy little sum even for a 
large family. 

Another important official record is that in 1 728 



WILLIAM THE IMMIGRANT 19 

Jeane Vittom was enrolled as a member of the (Congrega- 
tional) Church of Greenfield, N. H., a parish adjoining 
Hampton. It is an unquestioned tradition that there were 
three children: Tabatha Vittum 2N, who never married; 
William Vittum 3N, the subject of Chapter V; a brother 
4N, name unknown, was lost at sea just off the coast. It 
is also said that this son of the immigrant was not a peaceful 
seaman, but a fighter helping to beat back the French ships 
that were attempting to bring hostile invaders into New Eng- 
land. All agree that he died young, and now even his 
name has been forgotten. 

The mention of Jeane Vittom without reference to her 
husband, as entering into Church relations in 1 728, suggests 
that she was a widow. Perhaps while her son remained 
near Hampton, she and her daughter Tabatha found a quiet 
home not far away in Greenfield. 

Another official record is the marriage of William 
Vittum 3N in Hampton, N. H., Dec. 14, 1715. This 
makes it probable that he was not born later than 1695. 
The grandfather of the present writer, Stephen Vittum 
603N, was born in 1787; he remembered distinctly that 
when a very small boy he saw this William 3N on Vittum 
Hill in Sandwich, where the latter had come as a very old 
man to spend the last years of his life. This would mean 
that William Vittum 3N could not have been born much 
earlier than the year 1695. 

One other record has been found. Jeane Vittom died 
in 1737. The pastor who made the record wrote, "Old 
Mrs. Jeane Vittom." There was no young Jeane with 
whom she could have been old by contrast. So we assume 
that she must have been at least 70 years old at her deafh 
in 1 737. If that be the case, the romantic episode of her 
marriage did not probably occur later than 1 690. It could 
hardly have occurred earlier than the Revocation of the 



20 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Edict of Nantes in 1685. 

Taking, then, a few recorded facts, and assuming the 
truth of certain family traditions, we can piece out the 
following probabihties : Our two immigrant parents were 
married in F ranee somewhere between 1 685 and 1 690. 
After a journey of some delays they landed and settled at 
Hampton, N. H., some time between 1690 and 1695, 
bringing with them a little daughter, Tabatha, born in France 
or elsewhere during the long journey. About the year 1 695 
William Vittum 3N was born. His birth may have been 
either before or after the settlement in Hampton. The 
other son whose name has been forgotten, was probably 
born later. William Vittom N 1 died somewhere between 
the year 1712 and 1 727. Jeane Vittom his wife died in 
1737. 

These statements, not strictly known facts but reason- 
able deductions from existing records, are probably all we 
shall ever know of William Vittom 1 N and his wife Jeane 
Vittom 1 M, the ancestors of all the Vittum Folks. 



CHAPTER V. 

WILLIAM THE COLONIAL. 

William Vittum 3N, son of William Vittom 1 N, was 
born about 1695. We are not absolutely certain that his 
birthplace was America. Some of the "Old Folks" known 
to the present writer during my boyhood, thought he was 
born in France. We may not say positively. It is better 
to acknowledge that we do not know than to state as a fact 
what is at best uncertain. Either he was brought to Hamp- 
ton by his parents in his infancy, or he was born in Hamp- 
ton. The latter possibility is my personal belief. 

In the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register there is an article on the Lane Family written by 
Samuel J. Lane of Dover, N. H., in which it is stated 
that Abigail Lane was born in Boston, removed to Hampton, 
N. H., and married John Vittum, December 14, 1715. 
Evidently Mr. Lane received his information from some one 
who knew all the facts except the first name of the bride- 
groom, and rather than acknowledge his ignorance called the 
bridegroom "John." The records of Hampton, still in 
existence, contain this statement: "William Vittum and 
Abigail Lane, married Dec. 14, 1715." This is William 
the Colonial, numbered 3N, whose name stands at the 
head of this chapter, and his wife Abigail (Lane) 
Vittum 2M. 

An old history of Hampton says that this William 
Vittum "lived on the South Side of the Exeter Road at the 
angle of the Towle Road . . . called Vittum's Corner." 



22 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

In the official records of the Hampton Town Meeting in 
1821 and again in 1826 the phrase Vittum's Corner is used 
as a legal designation in defining the limit of public roadri ; 
and in 1870 a prominent citizen of Hampton wrote that it 
was still called Vittum's Corner, though it had been nearly 
a hundred years since the Vittums moved away. 

In the official records of Hampton we find the names 
of the children born to William Vittum 3N and his wife 
Abigail (Lane) 2M, with the official record of their bap- 
tisms; these dates of baptism are probably near the date of 
birth in each case. The record is as follows: 

Ann Vittum 5N, baptized Nov. 30, 1718. She 
married Elisha Towle 3M. An account of her family may 
be found below. 

Sarah Vittum 6N, bp. Sept. 25, 1 720. It is thought 
that she died unmarried, probably at an early age. 

John Vittum 7N, bp. March 15, 1724. The record 
says he "Died Young," which must mean when a small boy 
for another child of the family was named John nine years 
later. 

William Vittum 8N, bp. July 7, 1 728. An account 
of his family will be found in Chapter VI, entitled William 
the Pioneer. 

John Vittum 9N, bp. Oct. 7, 1 733. The old Hamp- 
ton record says that he was killed in an expedition against 
the Indians, and was unmarried. 

Abigail Vittum ION, bp. July 11, 1736. She died 
unmarried Sept. 7, 1810. 

In the New England H. and G. Register from the 
record of the Towle Family, we learn that Ann (or Anne) 
Vittum 5N married Elisha Towle 3M, who was born 
July 23, 1715, at Hampton, N. H. His grandfather, 
Philip Towle, settled in Hampton in 1 640. As Vittum's 
Corner was at the angle of Exeter Road with the "Towle 



WILLIAM THE COLONIAL 23 

Road" we suspect that these young people followed the 
custom so common in early New England of mating with 
near neighbors. Elisha Towle had one or more cousins that 
settled in Meredith, N. H., about 12 miles from Vittum 
Hill ; and Elisha Towle owned land in Moultonboro, but it 
was transferred to Stephen Bennett before settlement, and 
there is no evidence that Elisha Towle 3M ever rem.oved from 
Hampton. We regret that this family cannot be traced 
beyond the following list given in the N. E. H. and G. 
Register as the children born to Elisha Towle and his wife 
Ann (Vittum) Towle 5N: — 

Elisha Towle 1 In, baptized Sept. 23, 1739. Died 
Jan. 8, 1 820 ; married Anne 7m daughter of Jonathan 
Sanborn. 

Abigail Towle 1 2n, bp. March 1 , 1 74 1 , died unmar- 
ried Sept. 23, 1815. 

Ann Towle 1 3n, bp. Feb. 6, 1 743, died unmarried 
March 3, 1821. 

Benjamin Towle 1 4n, bp. Dec. 8, 1745. Married 
Abigail 530m, daughter of Joseph Edgerly and his first 
wife, Sarah Rowlings. 

Sarah Towle 15n, bp. Oct. 25, 1747, died June 3, 
1 754 of "throat distemper." This is supposed to have 
been a form of what is now called scarlet fever. 

Mary Towle 16 n, bp. Oct. 15, 1 749, died June 5, 
1 754, of throat distemper. 

Jeremiah Towle 1 7n, bp. May 10, 1752, died June 
7, 1 754, of throat distemper, 

Jeremiah Towle 1 8n, bp. June 30, 1 754. 

Sarah Towle 19n, bp. June 6, 1756, died April 24, 
1759. 

Joshua Towle 20n, bp. March 14, 1 758, died March 
15, 1758. 

William Towle 2 In, bp. June 7, 1 761. 



24 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

William Vittum 3N served with his son William 8N 
in the Colonial army during the expedition against the French 
of Cape Breton in 1 745. About 20 years later, this son 
removed to Sandwich, N. H. 

William 3N after the death of his wife left Vittum's 
Corner and removed to Sandwich, spending the remainder 
of his years with his son, William 8N, on the farm which 
the latter had redeemed from the forest. He lived to a 
great age, dying about I 790, and was buried in the garden 
close to the house of his son, where his body rested for several 
years. When the Vittum Burying Ground on Vittum Hill 
was formally established, this grave was opened, and the 
remains reverently removed to the little cemetery. So the 
first grave made in that God's Acre of the Vittum Folks 
was consecrated as the resting place of William the Colonial, 
the father of them all. 



CHAPTER VI. 

WILLIAM THE PIONEER. 

William Vittum 8N, son of William Vittum 3N, 
son of William Vittom 1 N was baptized in the (Congre- 
gational) Church of Hampton, N. H., July 7, 1 728. We 
have usually considered this to be the date of his birth, which 
is undoubtedly not literally but substantially correct. In the 
year 1 74 1 , as noted in Chapter V, in company with his 
father he volunteered in the Colonial Army to join the 
expedition against the French at Cape Breton. He was not 
more than 1 8 years old at the time, but ready for any toil 
and danger. 

On the Town Records of Hampton this record may 
still be read: "William Vittum married Sarah Page, Dec. 
17, 1747." These were William Vittum 8N, the Sand- 
wich Pioneer, and Sarah (Page) Vittum 51V1, his wife. 
There is a family tradition that he had previously contracted 
a marriage with a Miss Folsom 4M. But the fact that 
there appears to be no record of such a marriage, and the 
fact that he was scarcely 20 years old when he married 
Sarah Page 5M, raise some doubts concerning the truth of 
this story. All traditions and records agree, however, thai 
Sarah (Page) Vittum 5M was the mother of all his chil- 
dren. In the Hampton annals we have found no statement 
concerning his first place of residence. Probably he 
remained with his father at Vittum's Corner until his removal 
to Sandwich, N. H. 

The father of William 8N was of pure French blood, 



26 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

but the mother, Abigail (Lane) Vittum 2M was born with 
an Enghsh name, and we begin to look among the Vittum 
Folks for Anglo-Saxon characteristics ; and we are not 
troubled to find them. One characteristic of the old Anglo- 
Saxons, which seems to have been predominant among the 
settlers of America, was the love of new adventure. There 
was something burning in the blood and blazing in the brain 
of our ancestors which drove them into the Great Out-doors, 
to wrestle with primitive forces, conquer hostile conditions, 
and build new homes in the Wilderness, as their Viking 
ancestors had loved to fight the storms of the North Sea. 
This impulse moved William 8N to leave the home of his 
birth and take his wife and children into the North Woods. 
The capture of Quebec by the English under the leadership 
of General Wolfe in 1 759, closed the long series of French 
and Indian wars, and made it comparatively safe for the 
restless Colonials in the settlements that longed for the life 
of a pioneer, to invade the wilderness of Northern Nev/ 
England. In this movement William 8N had an important 
part. 

The account of his removal to his new home in Sand- 
wich, N. H., is so closely interwoven with the later 
experiences of his family that the whole can be best told as 
one story. This is done in Chapter VIII, which is entided 
"The Vittums in Sandwich." At this point, however, it is 
appropriate to give the list of his children. There were 
altogether nine ; six were born in Hampton before the migra- 
tion, and the three youngest in Sandwich. They are as 
follows : 

William 22N, born in Hampton, N. H., baptized 
Sept. 16, 1750. 

Abigail 23N, born in Hampton, bp. May 6, 1 753. 

Ruth 24N, born in Hampton, bp. July 4, 1 756. 

John 25 N, born in Hampton, bp. Oct. 29, 1 758. 



WILLIAM THE PIONEER 27 

Stephen Page 26N, born in Hampton, bp. Nov. 28, 
1762. 

Huldah 27N, born in Hampton, bp. Mar. 26, 1 765. 

Thomas 28N, born in Sandwich, N. H., in 1 768, 
according to an old record. Contradictory statements con- 
cerning the date of his birth are discussed in Chapter XVI. 

Tufton 29N, born in Sandwich in 1 769. 

Polly 30N, born in Sandwich in 1 770 or 1 771 , bap- 
tized in Hampton March 26, 1772, died in 1856. 



CHAPTER VII. 



VITTUMS PATRIOTIC. 



In the early history of the Vittum Folks there is 
nothing more striking than their readiness to fight for the 
homes that sheltered them, the country that supported them, 
and the laws that protected them. 

William 1 N, the Immigrant, as noted in Chapter IV, 
had been in this country but few years when he joined the 
New Hampshire forces for resisting the French and Indians. 
This was in 1712. (See Revolutionary Rolls, Hammond, 
Vol. I, page 2). The question may be asked how could 
he have been willing to fight against his own people? But 
what did we expect of the Turks, Bulgarians, Germans, 
and Austrians that had come to America and acquired 
American citizenship when our country entered the World 
War? We expected them to be Americans and fight for 
America. How could our fathers of Revolutionary fame 
fight against England, their Mother Country? They fought 
because they believed it was a just struggle to maintain 
their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 
William Vittom, the French Huguenot and American 
Immigrant, was moved by the same impulse. His family 
had been proscribed in France, his relatives plundered, 
imprisoned, and put to death. He had fled like a criminal, 
forbidden to go, and forbidden to remain except he pay, 
as a price, the freedom of his own conscience. The same 
militaristic and ecclesiastical tyranny was threatening to 
seize the land of his adoption. If it is ever right to fight. 



VITTUMS PATRIOTIC 29 

it was right for him to fight for the new home he had made 
in the wilderness. But it is hard to fight against one's own 
kindred and own native land. He who does it because 
he believes it to be a duty is seven times a hero. 

His own brave spirit was imparted to his children. 
In the Revolutionary Rolls, Hammond State Paper S Vol. 
XVIII, page 215, we find "Warrant to Samuel Leavilt 
for enlisting of volunteers in the intended expedition against 
the French of Cape Briton, I 745." Those were days 
when the cause of England in America looked dark, when 
Louis XV, a puppet in the hands of dissolute women, a 
weakling yet a tyrant, was expecting his France to dominate 
America. The capture of Cape Briton by the English in 
1 745 was an important event in the history of New England. 
In the State Paper cited above is a list of the volunteers, 
among whom we find William Vittum and William 
Vittum Jr. These were William 3N the Colonial, and Wil- 
liam 8N, afterwards the Sandwich Pioneer, son and grand- 
son of William 1 N, the Immigrant. 

William 8N was but 1 7 years of age, or possibly 18. 
William 3N had a wife and young children. One won- 
ders why the father did not leave this grown boy to care for 
the home, especially since he himself might never return. 
Perhaps the boy had a mind of his own, and objected to 
remaining. However that m.ay be, here is the picture, the 
father of fifty and the son of I 7 marching away side by 
side to danger and perhaps death, while the mother and 
young children were left to their own brave courage and the 
watch care of Almighty God. It is one of those pictures 
which, unfortunately, are fading from the memory of later 
generations, who find it more amusing to ridicule the simple 
ways and strict morals of their ancestors than to remember 
she brave deeds and strong thoughts and sublime faith with 
which those ancestors built up the American Nation. 



30 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

It is noted above that a younger son of this same 
family when he grew to manhood, John Vittum 9N, was 
killed in an expedition against hostile Indians, who were 
allies of the French. This was sometime during the period 
between I 750 and 1 755 when the fortunes of the English 
in America were at their lowest ebb, when the Indians 
instigated by the French were a constant menace, and when 
it seemed probable that the French would conquer New 
England. He gave his life to aid the same cause. This 
death is not in the reprint of the Revolutionary Rolls, but is 
a part of the Hampton records. 

We should also remember the son of William Vittom, 
whose name is unknown. We have no record of him. There 
is only the story that he lost his life fighting the French on 
the sea. 

William 8N was living in Sandwich when the Battle 
of Lexington was fought in 1 775. He was in a land of 
dark forests with no near neighbor. The title to his home- 
stead was still in dispute. He was 48 years old and had 
the care of an aged father and nine children, three of whom 
were under ten years of age. He could not go, but he sent 
his eldest son, William 22N. His second and third children 
were girls ; otherwise there would probably have been three 
V'ittums instead of one among the soldiers of the Revolution. 

William Vittum 22 N was in the expedition against 
Quebec which Arnold led through the Maine forests in the 
early winter of 1775. The soldiers of this campaign suf- 
fered more than did those of any other during the whole war 
of the Revolution. This expedition ended in a crushing 
defeat and disastrous retreat. William Vittum was left 
behind, perhaps a prisoner, probably sick or wounded. He 
lived, however, to reach his home in Sandwich. (See Wil- 
liam Vittum 22N in Chapter X; also Carroll County His- 
tory, page 78). 



VITTUMS PATRIOTIC 31 

In Chapter X the reader will find an account of 
William Vittum 32N, son of William 22N, son of William 
8N, son of William 3N, son of William IN, who enlisted 
in the U. S. Army and fought against an Indian uprising in 
Ohio. If his son William 40N had not died in childhood, 
it is safe to assume that the sixth William Vittum would have 
been a soldier in the Mexican war. A' grandson of Wil- 
liam 32 N fought in the Sixties. 

Here then is the heroic and patriotic record of our 
ancestors: If we will trust tradition in one case — all others 
being a matter of record — every male scion that grew to 
manhood for three generations fought for his country, to save 
self-governing colonies from being conquered by the French 
monarchy, and two of them gave their lives. In the fourth 
generation the family divides, there being nine brothers and 
sisters, but the only Vittum of proper age for military service 
volunteered when he heard of Lexington. There is an 
unbroken chain of five Williams, representing five generations, 
every one of whom fought for America. We may well chal- 
lenge any other Colonial Family to parallel this record o' 
the Vittum Folks. 

It has been impossible to compile a complete list of al! 
the Vittums and descendants of Vittums that fought in the 
Sixties. It would hardly be just to publish an imperfect 
list ; but whoever reads this book will find the names of many 
that have a war record. We may properly mention the 
name of the one attaining the highest rank, Colonel David 
Sands Vittum 229N, who lost the use of his right arm in 
the service. One other name may be mentioned, the name 
of one well known to the present writer years ago, Samuel 
F. Vittum 3 1 4N, who volunteered with his three sons, two 
of whom never returned. We also recall the twin brothera, 
Cyrus and Lemuel Vittum, 391 N and 392N, both of whom 
had war records. 



32 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

It was our intention to print a complete list of all the 
Vittums serving in the World War ; but the only source from 
which this could be procured is the War Department at 
Washington, which refused to give the names for that pur- 
pose. The kmdness of Senator A. B. Cummins is gratefully 
acknowledged for his assistance in the unsuccessful effort to 
obtain such a list. We are justified in assuming that the 
Vittum Folks were there and did their duties. 

"T'/jus fought the Creeps of old. 
Thus will they fight again. 
Shall not the selfsame mould 
Bring forth the selfsame men?'' 



CHAPTER VIII. 

THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH. 

The story of the Vittum Folks is inseparably connected 
with the story of Sandwich, N. H. ; for our people bear a 
relationship to the dear Old Town different from that of 
any other family. At the period of the Revolution, all the 
Vittums in the world were living in Sandwich; therefore all 
the Vittums in the world at the present day, and all the sons 
of Vittum mothers, look back to Sandwich as the cradle of 
their ancestors — except, perhaps, a few cases of those that 
may have received the name by adoption. For a long 
series of years there were more voters in Sandwich named 
Vittum than of any other name. So a few words concern- 
ing the early history of Sandwich are essential. 

In the period a little before and a little after 1 770 the 
following group of New Hampshire towns were settled: 
Alton, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonboro, Sandwich, Tufton- 
boro, Wolfboro. Every one except Sandwich had the great 
advantage of bordering on Lake Winnipisiogee, which was 
of large importance in the days before road building began. 
Yet, according to the U. S. Census of 1830, Sandwich in 
population stood head and shoulders above them all — with 
the single exception of Meredith which had a population 
slightly larger than that of Sandwich ; but Meredith for pur- 
poses of comparison should be divided by two, for it had 
two distinct centers of growth, Meredith Village now callet! 
Meredith, and Meredith Bridge aftei-wards incorporated 
separately as Laconia and now a flourishing city. 



34 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

How shall we explain this phenomenal growth of 
Sandwich as compared with neighbor towns with greater 
natural advantages, during the first sixty years of its history? 
There seems to be but one answer, it must have been due 
to the inherent strength of the early families that settled 
within its borders. It was inevitable that Sandwich must 
lose her prestige when the great highways of trade and manu- 
facture passed by on the other side. In the days of hand 
labor Sandwich farms could hold their own, but her rough 
hills and narrow valleys are not adapted to farm machinery, 
and her water powers are too remote from railroad traffic 
to make her a manufacturing center. But she has sent out 
a host of strong men and women to other parts of our coun- 
try, who have done on other farms and in the cities what 
the children of such sires would have done for Sandwich, 
had circumstances permitted. 

"Mp arm is nothing weak, "^V strength has not gone by; 
Sons — , / have borne many sons and mp dugs are not yet 
dry" 

The stories told concerning the early settlement cf 
Sandwich do not all agree in minute detail. This book 
follows an account written down many years ago by Deacon 
Jeremiah Furber of Sandwich (Lower Corner). His 
accuracy and truthfulness are unquestioned, and he was 
born early enough to have been personally acquainted with 
men who felled the first trees in Sandwich. What he stated 
he believed to be true. Of course there may have been some 
facts which he omitted, or of which he was not cognizant. 

Accordmg to his account, the first settlers were six 
families that came across Lake Winnipiseogee in November, 
1 767, to what is now called Lee's Landing in Moultonboro, 
and made their way through the wilderness to the southeast 
corner of Sandwich, settling on Page Hill, Wentworth Hill, 
etc. He adds that the Vittums came the next season and 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 35 

settled on Vittum Hill. This is the family of William 
Vittum 8N, whom we called the Sandwich Pioneer m 
Chapter VI. 

Just how the family made their journey from Hampton, 
we cannot say with any certainty. But Dover, the oldest 
settlement in New Hampshire, was directly north of 
Hampton, beyond Dover Rochester which had been settled 
40 years, and farther northeast Farm.ington then considered 
a part of Rochester, then toward the west New Durham 
which had been settled ten years. Thus far there were 
probably passable roads at that date; six miles farther on 
was the head of Merrymeeting Bay, now Alton Bay, the 
most southerly part of Lake Winnipiseogee. Doubtless the 
early settlers of New Durham had cut a road to the Lake 
which with its excellent fishing, its wildfowl nesting in its 
inlets, and the valuable furbearing animals sporting in its 
waters, furnished in large part the sustenance of the pioneers. 
It is probable too that they had boats which could be hired 
for a voyage to Lee's Landing. Our family may have made 
the first part of their journey by boat, since Hampton was by 
the Sea, and the head of navigation on a branch of the 
Piscataqua River was only twenty miles from the head of 
Merrymeeting Bay. How they traveled by land we cannot 
say definitely, but as we know that four years later the 
family had six catUe and no horses, we are reasonably sure 
they used oxen. From Merrymeeting Bay to Lee's Landing 
is 20 miles by air line, but to avoid islands, rocks and head- 
lands, would make the journey near 30. But to those people 
born and reared beside the Sea, a row of 30 miles was no 
great obstacle, even if several trips must be made to transport 
all their belongings. From Lee's Landing there was already 
a rough road open to Wentworth Hill. At the end of this 
trail they must camp, search out the surveyor's marks, and 
locate the site of their own homestead. 

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:56 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

It is an interesting exercise for the imagination to inquire 
just what they brought with them on that rough journey, and 
just how much they depended upon their own industry and 
skill to provide such tools and furniture as might be necessary. 
We may be sure they carried no heavy furniture. The spin- 
ning wheel must have been there, certain parts of a loom 
for weaving, tools for preparing flax and wool for spinning, 
a plow, shovels, axes, and other edged tools, a few sheep, a 
GOV/ or two, some pigs, hens, and food to sustain the family 
until a harvest could be gathered. The forest was full of 
game, and the little lake now called Bearcamp Pond which 
bordered the farm, abounded with fish. 

They prospered according to the standard of that day. 
An official report in 1771 says that William Vittum had a 
family of ten. Two sons, Thomas 28N and Tufton 29N 
had been added to the family during the first four years of 
pioneering ; and a year later the family had increased to 
twelve by the birth of Polly 30N, and the coming of grand- 
father William 3N to live and die with his children in Sand- 
wich. I 

We must now consider some events which brought 
ruin very near to this pioneer family. When Quebec was 
taken by the English in 1 759, and when peace with France 
followed, and danger from Indian depredations ceased, there 
was a decided movement looking toward the settlement of 
Central and Northern New Hampshire. There were no 
homestead laws in those days, but Governor Benning Went- 
worth, appointed by the King, had the power of granting 
land to those who wished to improve it. He assumed more 
regal airs than has any governor of New Hampshire in a 
later period, and it was charged that he grew rich from the 
presents made him by those to whom he granted land. 
In any case, it was natural that he should use his power 
to further the settlement of wild lands in his colony. 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 37 

Governor Wentworth was so hasty in making his 
grants that some serious mistakes were made as regarded 
boundaries. Such an error was made on a large scale in 
what is now Carroll County, but an account of that trouble 
is not a part of our story. We are concerned with a local 
difficulty. A charter for the town of Sandwich was granted 
by Governor Wentworth, Oct. 25, 1 763, to a company 
organized for its settlement. The original grant included a 
tract of land six miles square, but the proprietors complained 
that the northern and western parts of the township were 
too mountainous for cultivation, so the Governor added strips 
of land on the east and on the south. But in the meantime 
a charter had been granted to Colonel Jonathan Moulton for 
the town of Moultonboro, so there arose immediately a dis- 
pute concerning the boundary between Sandwich and Moul- 
tonboro. 

The first mention of the Vittums in this connection 
was on Nov. 1 7, 1 748, when a petition for a grant of 
land was addressed to the Governor signed by "inhabitants 
of the Town of Hampton" including William Vittum 3N, 
his son William Vittum 8N, and his son-in-law Elisha 
Towle 3M. When the charter of Moultonboro was granted 
in 1 763, these three names appear among the proprietors, but 
the land of William Vittum 3N was transferred to Moody 
Bean, and that of Elisha Towle to Stephen Bennett. At first 
thought, the presumption would be that William Vittum 8N 
actually settled on his share of land, the location of which 
is given. Colonel Moulton was required by the conditions 
of the grant to secure the settlement of 50 families within six 
years, "all to be making improvements and clearing and 
cultivating the land." In the reports of his settlers, he 
included William Vittum 8N. In September, 1 771 , a care- 
ful census was taken to confirm his tide; in that report was 



38 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

reckoned "William Vittum — Number in Family 10 — a 
Dutch barn — 6 cattle — 29 acres of land" (cleared). There 
is no mention of a house. By "Dutch barn" is meant 
"a real good barn," not the half open sheds in which some 
settlers lodged their cattle. 

These facts have led some to declare that it is proved 
conclusively that the Vittums settled in Moultonboro before 
making their home in Sandwich. But such was not the case. 
These reports all come from Colonel Moulton who needed a 
certain number of families to perfect his title. There is no 
evidence that the Vittums ever acknowledged themselves citi- 
zens of Moultonboro. Whether the place of their first 
settlement was called Sandwich or Moultonboro, it was 
certainly on Vittum Hill. When the charter of Sandwich 
was granted, a little before that of Moultonboro, the name cf 
William Vittum 3N appears as proprietor, and that of 
William Vittum 8N as proprietor and settler. It seems 
quite clear that the latter owned shares in both towns, but 
chose to settle on land assigned to him in Sandwich, instead 
of that assigned in Moultonboro. The land on which he 
settled was included in that part of Sandwich which was 
claimed by Colonel Moulton as included in the grant of 
Moultonboro. So when Moulton needed a certain number 
of families to secure his title to the township of Moultonboro, 
he reckoned in the Vittums. After he had accomplished 
this, he conceived the plan of ejecting them on the ground 
that their title derived from the Sandwich Company was not 
valid. Why he avoided other families nearer the Moulton- 
boro line and selected the Vittums for his first attack, we 
do not know. Perhaps he was a little peevish because they 
had refused to settle in Moultonboro, perhaps he coveted 
the 29 acres of cleared land and the "Dutch barn." How- 
ever that may be, he appeared at the Vittum homestead with 
three men to assist him in driving out the family and taking 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 39 

possession. Whether the three men were constables or sol- 
diers of the militia which he commanded, we do not know. 
The story, however, states that they were armed. 

The father of the family does not appear to be "Some 
village Hampden that with dauntless breast the little tyrant 
of his fields withstood." It is not said that he offered any 
resistance. The cleared land and the "Dutch barn" seemed 
easy prey to Colonel Moulton — so long as he remained in 
the "Dutch barn" ; but v/hen he attempted to enter the house, 
his troubles began. Mistress Sarah (Page) Vittum 5M 
seems to have held the old-fashioned theory concerning the 
rights and sphere of the wife and mother. She did not 
attempt to interfere with her husband's business — in the 
"Dutch barn"; but the house was her castle. She was not 
"too proud to fight," neither did she crave "peace without 
victory," and she believed in "preparedness." Armed with 
a kettle of boiling water, she met the enemy at the door. 
Just what she did, no one seemed able to state definitely; but 
all agree that Colonel Moulton and his little army left Vittum 
Hill at a rapid pace — and never returned ! Later the legal 
title to the homestead was confirmed, and it remained in the 
possession of the family for a hundred and twenty-three 
years. 

This story is too well authenticated to be called a 
mere tradition. Mrs. Katherine (Vittum) Ricker 386N, 
who had a remarkably accurate memory, and who was 
living after the present writer grew to manhood, received this 
account in her early life from the younger members of ihe 
family who were actually present when the event occurred. 
Such is the "Teaketde Story" of the Vittum Folks — the 
story of what Mistress Sarah (Page) Vittum wrought with 
her Teakettle. And she is the Mother of Us All ! 

There is another interesting fact of Colonial history 
connected with this same controversy. In the official records 



40 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

of the "Town Meeting" in Tamworth, under date of Aug. 
29, 1 782, mention is made of William Vittum and William 
Vittum, Jr., in connection with the raising of money for war 
purposes. In the records of another meeting held March 8, 
I 785, they are mentioned again and also Stephen Vittum 
who had just come to his majority. In the records of a 
meeting held March 9, 1 790, is the following entry : 

"The question was then put whether the town would 
receive Mr. William Vittum and his family as inhabitants 
of Tamworth, and to enjoy all town privileges with them, 
which question being put to vote passed in the affirmative." 

At the same meeting William Vittum was elected one 
of the assessors. John Vittum 25 N is m.entioned in the 
records of 1791, and 1792. After that date the nam.e is 
not found on the early Tamworth records. It does not 
appear that there was any claim of actual residence in Tam- 
worth ; but as the Vittums did not wish to be reckoned v/ilh 
Moultonboro, and as their citizenship in Sandwich was 
disputed, their neighbors in Tamworth kindly welcomed them 
to a place in their own commonwealth. They were learning 
the great lesson of Democracy, which America was destined 
to teach the world. Officials were made out of citizens. 
The right to make their own officers implied the right to make 
their own citizens. The greatest Authority — the only real 
Authority — was the expressed will of the majority. Thus 
those backwoods pioneers of New Hampshire were blazing 
a new trail, along which the nations are learning to walk, one 
by one. 

The above account will explain why William Vittum 
22N as a Revolutionary soldier was credited to Tamworth, 
though his home was on Vittum Hill in Sandwich. 

Let us turn aside at this point to notice by way of 
parenthesis that the town of Sandwich, N. H., was so name^! 
by Governor Wentworth in honor of John Montagu, fourth 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 41 

Earl of Sandwich. Otlier Sandwiches were named for the 
same man, ham, chicken, egg, etc. He was a m.an of 
dissolute character— the International Encyclopedia says 
he was the worst hated man in England — but a great 
favorite with King George. The first Earl of Sandwich 
received his title from Sandwich (Village on Sand), a town 
in Kent, one of the Cinque Ports. 

1 he house built by William the Pioneer was replaced 
in 1814 by another built a few rods farther south. The 
old cellar, marknig the spot where the original house once 
stood, was still prominent within the memory of some now 
Iwing. The farm was occupied by Thomas 28N. who cared 
lor his parents in their old age. After his death, the land 
v/as divided between two of his children, Sargent Vittum 
I028N and Grace (Vittum) Butler 1026N, the latter 
living with her husband on the site of the first settlement. 
In 1891 the place was sold and after 123 years ceased to 
be a Vittum homestead. It passed through the hands of 
several different owners until 1 908 when it was purchased 
by Rev. Charles L. Noyes of Winter Hill, Somerville, 
Mass., who occupied it as a summer residence until May 10, 
1919, when the house was struck by lightning and burned. 
The "Vittum Rose Bush" which was brought from 
Hampton by the pioneers and had lived on the farm with 
six generations, was killed by this fire. The stable and a 
little garden house escaped the flames, and Mr. Noyes still 
visits his sum.mer home occasionally in the vacation season. 

The children of William the Pioneer settled near the 
old home. They loved the shores of Bearcamp Pond, the 
morning shadows of Ossipee Mountain, the banks of Bear- 
camp River and Beaver Brook, and the sight of Vittum 
Hill. In that part of Sandwich which became their heritage 
the present writer has traced the sites of 58 homesteads that 
have been occupied during his recollection, 49 of these have 



42 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

been the homes of Vittums or the descendants of Vittums. 
In my boyhood an old gentleman of another family, who 
was born in 1 800, told me that when he was young it was 
often said that if you saw one Vittum on business at Center 
Sandwich, you were sure to see a dozen. In other words, 
they were very fond of one another. This naturally led to 
intermarriages among relatives. Probably some who read 
these pages will remember Judge Larkin D. Mason of South 
Tamworth, an original character who could be both serious 
and humorous without changing a line of his face. It was 
said that a family from the city, visiting in Tamworth, had 
with them a young child who was taken ill with some com- 
plaint common to children of that age. The father asked 
Judge Mason if the "Mothers" in that region did not know 
some homemade remedy for such an illness. The Judge 
described to him the efficiency of some herbal mixture, add- 
ing, "The old wives say it is much more likely to cure if 
prepared and administered by a woman who married without 
changing her name." 

"Where can I find such a woman?" inquired the 
stranger. 

"O, that is easy," responded the Judge. "Drive three 
miles north to the Vittum neighborhood and speak to the 
first woman you meet." 

The records of this book show a considerable number 
(38) of marriages between cousins. Those of us who have 
descended from such unions are not ashamed of the fact. 
True, the laws of several states forbid the marriage of first 
cousins, on the ground that the children of such marriages 
are likely to be defective in mind or body. But fact may 
be set against theory. According to Bible history, Abraham 
the Hebrew, married his sister ; his son, Isaac, married his 
first cousin ; and Isaac's son Jacob married his cousin. From 
this succession of intermarriages came the people we call 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 43 

the Jews. Some may not like them, but no one can dispute 
their physical stamina and intellectual superiority. The 
Ptolemys of Egypt intermarried for generations, not only 
cousins, but also brothers and sisters. The last queen of 
the line was Cleopatra, considered a woman of almost physi- 
cal perfection, and unusual intellectual power. Though her 
character was not to be commended, it was as good as that 
of the Roman generals against whom she matched her wits. 
A similar illustration is afforded by the Incas of Peru, 
Without mentioning names, it is sufficient to say that a 
careful study of our family will show that the Vittums 
descended from families in which there have been inter- 
marriages, are fully equal, intellectually, physically, and 
morally to the average of the Vittum Folks. The present 
writer recently consulted a medical authority on this subject, 
who gave his opinion, as the latest word of science, that the 
marriage of cousins has no evil effects mentally or physically 
upon the children, — unless there be a mental taint or physical 
defect in the family, in which case the defect would be more 
likely to be inherited if it were present in both parents than if 
in one only. 

It seems best to mention at this point that in this neigh- 
borhood not less than seven children were born with deformed 
feet. They were not all of the same generation, but the 
oldest was living when the youngest was born. Two only 
were born with the name Vittum; but all were of Vittum 
descent. It would not be necessary to mention this, but 
for the fact that some people of considerable intelligence 
have stated that this was caused by the intermarriage of rela- 
tives. Such a statement is the opposite of truth. In one 
case only the parents of the lame child were second cousins. 
In no other case had there been intermarriage between 
immediate parentage or remote ancestry. Neither was there 
anything among their ancestors for the six or eight generations 



44 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

we are able to trace, which can explain these cases on the 
ground of heredity. The "Old Wives" have their theory, 
that the first case was an accident, that the later cases were 
due to the mental condition of the mother caused by the 
presence of lame children in the neighborhood, and the fear 
that her own might be born with imperfect feet. They say 
that confirmation of this explanation is found in the fact 
that proper surgical treatment in infancy has entirely cured 
the later cases ; and when lame children were no longer seen 
in the neighborhood, no more lame children were born. Bui 
Medical Science absolutely denies the possibility that such an 
explanation can be correct. The medical authorities, how- 
ever, give us no rational theory to take the place of that 
which they so firmly deny. 

Physically there seem to have been two distinct types 
among the early generations of Vittum Folks. Some were 
tall and spare with large and prominent bones. Others were 
short, broad-chested, full fleshed, and with large heads. The 
large nose was common to both types, but larger and more 
bony in the first type. Nearly all had light hair in youth 
which turned darker in later life, but much darker in case 
of the second type. The eyebrows and eyelashes were 
usually dark, often black ; this was frequently a marked 
feature, even in youth when the hair was flaxen. 

The life of these people, a hundred years ago, was 
quiet and simple. They had but little money. Their 
clothing for the most part was made at home from the wool 
and flax which their own farms supplied. In the village 
tannery hides were tanned and dressed "at the halves," and 
almost every farmer was more or less of a shoemaker. Wheat 
and corn were grown, and ground by the local miller for toll ; 
garden vegetables were plentiful; apples were abundant; 
maple sugar was a home product; I remember that in my 
boyhood, one farmer on Vittum Hill manufactured a ton 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 45 

of maple sugar in one season from the trees growing on his 
own hmited acreage. 

The center of their community hfe was the School- 
house. Technically this belonged to "Sandwich, School 
District Number One"; but it was known far and wide as 
the "Vittum Schoolhouse." For many years this was liter- 
ally the "little red schoolhouse," but was replaced long ago 
with a new building of a different color. From this School- 
house to Mouhonboro was a distance of 4.6 miles, with a 
country store, and a grist mill about a mile beyond. South 
Tamworth was 3.2 miles northeast where there were a 
country store, and mills for making rakes, handles for various 
tools, spool stock, etc. ; Stevenson's grist mill was on the 
road between. Sandwich (Lower Corner) was 3.5 miles 
distant via Mouhonboro Road, and 3.9 over Vittum Hill, 
where there were country stores, post office, and in early 
days a small academy ; also for many years a newspaper 
called the Sandwich Reporter which still circulates under that 
name, though printed on the press of the White Mountain 
Reporter, of North Conway, N. H. Center Sandwich was 
5 miles via Lower Corner and 4.8 via Bearcamp Bridge and 
Schoolhouse No. 19; at Center Sandwich there were at 
various times grist mills, sawmills, mill for carding wool, 
tannery, three different banks at different periods, creamery, 
country stores, and a private High School owned and con- 
ducted for 25 years by Daniel G. Beede. North Sand- 
wich with store, post office and peg mill, was 4.4 miles 
northwest via Schoolhouse No. 19 and 4.6 via Henderson's 
Corner. Varney's Mills or Durgin's Mills or Quakertown 
was 3.3 miles north, where there were at different periods 
a grist mill, an excelsior mill, and a peg mill. A Sawmill 
is still at work at the outlet of Bearcomp Pond, and a 
smaller mill on Beaver Brook has been used for making 
shingle, grinding apples for cider, threshing grain, etc. It is 



46 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

now 9.4 miles easterly from the Schoolhouse to the railroad 
station Mt. Whittier, post office West Ossipee. It is 9.6 
miles south to Center Harbor where steamboats land in 
the summer, and 14.6 miles south to the railroad station 
of Meredith. 

Before the railroad penetrated the White Mountain 
Notch, a large amount of tourist traffic went past the Vittum 
Schoolhouse. In my boyhood it was not an unusual sight 
when four or five large coaches passed that way in line, 
each drawn by six horses, carrying tourists from Center 
Harbor to the old Glen House. We have counted as 
many as fifteen people on the top of one of those coaches, 
not to mention the number inside. In those days evfry 
Vittum boy had an ambition to become a stage driver. At 
the present day, a hard surfaced road passes the schoolhouse, 
over which the automobilist may ride in comfort all the way 
to Boston ; in one direction via Meredith, Concord, and Man- 
chester ; in the other via Mt. Whittier, Rochester, and Dover. 

Sometimes in the old-fashioned days, when the school 
was in session Lyceums were maintained by the scholars, 
aided by their elders. One such may be recalled by way of 
example, which was held at a time when much assistance 
was rendered by two talented young men, Mr. Ansel True, 
the teacher, and Mr. George L. Clark, now of Worcester, 
Mass., who was a son of Sandwich, teaching in another 
part of the town. It was in the winter of 1 863, and the 
whole atmosphere was colored by the fact of the war and the 
political questions under discussion — literally colored by 
the presence of "a Boy in Blue," a Vittum home on a 
furlough. A very small boy declaimed that unequaled 
battle hymn, "On Linden When the Sun Was Low". An 
older speaker recited Cowper's righteous protest against 
slavery, beginning, "O, for a lodge in some vast wilderness." 
The fathers of the scholars gravely discussed the question 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 47 

as to which makes the greater contribution to success in the 
field, the officers or common soldiers. Unfortunately 
Rudyard Kipling was not born at that time, so the disputants 
had no means of knowing that both were wrong, that "the 
backbone of the army is the non-commissioned man." Some 
students gave a short play, or "Dialogue" as they called it, 
representing an old lady dressed in the costume of fifty years 
before, who had not been in Boston for that number of 
years, and who was surprised and indignant at the rush and 
rudeness, the crowd, and the silly adornments of the new 
aristocracy, — and that was sixty years ago ; what would the 
old lady say in 1 922 ? One young woman had brought a 
small musical instrument known as a "seraphine" (no pro- 
fanity intended) and there were several selections of real 
music. A quartet sang, "See the Flag, the dear old Flag 
on the breezes waving!" Two girls sang as a duet 
*'Juanita." The young people of today might smile at this, 
but there are still people living in the world who believe the 
words are more poetic and the music more artistic than can 
be said of "Margie" with its rag time and jazz accompani- 
ment — but of course both songs express the same master 
passion which has dominated the hearts of young men since 
Adam. A large sled drawn by two stout horses and covered 
with young people came from Quakertown. In fact the 
Schoolhouse was crowded to the windowsills. And merry 
was the "jingle bells" when the Lyceum ended. Long, long 
was the trail which many a horse was doomed to follow 
before being permitted to pause before the door where 
the young girl was to end her ride ; and long and impatiently 
did many a horse wait in the keen frosty midnight for the 
ceremony of goodnight to be completed. 

There were Churches of several denominations at the 
business centers of Sandwich, in some of which many of the 
Vittum Folks held membership. But they liked best religious 



'48 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

services at their own Schoolhouse. A hundred years ago, 
and less, there were in New England many "traveling 
preachers," some not connected with any denomniation, who 
could awaken intense interest with a few sermons they were 
able to preach, but who could not hold a congregation 
for years or even months. Such preachers always found a 
warm wood fire in the Vittum Schoolhouse, and the Vittuni 
Folks could always furjjish a congregation. 

In the year 1842, William Miller, a Baptist clergy- 
man, was preaching what is now called the doctrine of the 
pre-millenarians. He traveled extensively, and there were 
people in the Middle and New England States who became 
much excited concerning his assertion that the Saviour would 
come and the earth be purified by fire, April 23, 1843. 
He visited Sandwich and preached seven successive evenings 
in the Vittum Schoolhouse. The father of the present 
writer attended all these services and heard Mr. Miller 
prove from seven different prophecies by seven different 
methods that his theory was correct. My father said he 
could not answer Mr. Miller's arguments, but he was not 
convinced. Such was the attitude of the Vittum Folks in 
general, though some believed. Early in 1843, a great 
comet appeared in the heavens called by astronomers the 
most brilliant of modern times. It was nearest the earth 
February 27, 1843, when it reached two thirds of the 
distance from the Zenith to the Horizon. This confirmed 
the belief of Mr. Miller and his followers that the end of 
the world was at hand. Some, even in intellectual Boston, 
prepared the ascention robes, in which they expected to rise 
into the sky while the flames burned up the dross of worldly 
life. After the excitement had passed, there was a song 
popular in New England, made up of many disjointed 
nonsense rhymes. One of these some of the Vittum Folk? 
were fond of singing to their credulous neighbors who had 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 49 

accepted Mr. Miller's teaching: 

"The comet with its fiery tail 
Makes the people weep and wail. 
The comet's gone, as you see. 
And so's the year of '43. 

Get out the way. Old Dan Tucker ! 
You're too late to come to your supper!" 

As time went on, the people became more regular in 
their Sunday services. A Sunday-school was organized. 
Rev. Hugh Beede, a Baptist Clergyman living on a farm 
not far away, preached regularly every Sunday. He was a 
man of meager education but of strong original thinking, 
truly a great and good Messenger of Righteousness. He 
was followed by Rev. Royal McDonald, also a Baptist. 
Later on, there were several Advent Elders who held regu- 
lar services, each for a time. In 1878 a Union Chapel was 
built beside the Schoolhouse. A Union Church was organ- 
ized under the leadership of Rev. W. M. Cleaveland, a 
Methodist pastor at Center Sandwich. This Church is now 
under the care of the Methodist Conference. 

Apple trees have always flourished on Vittum Hill, 
and there have been times when every farmer had his home- 
made cider which he shared freely with every one who 
called. But there was rarely a case of drunkenness. About 
] 885 a temperance movement interested the people, and for 
many years a weekly temperance meeting was held in the 
Chapel. Compared with other neighborhoods in Carroll 
County, this has always been an unusually temperate com- 
munity. 

There was never any aristocracy in this neighborhood. 
There was one family that might have been rated higher 
than the others, had not the people been an independent folk 
who, to use one of their own phrases, "did not fear the face 
of clay." Dr. Moses Hoyt lived on a large farm close by 



50 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

the Schoolhouse. In the days when the cultivation of the 
land was all hand labor, and the people had but little 
money, this goodnatured physician gave the Vittum Folks 
medical attendance, and was usually willing to take his pay 
in labor on his farm. His son Aaron B. Hoyt was highly 
educated ; a lawyer by profession, he found the school-room 
more congenial, and taught successfully many years. At a 
comparatively early age he retired from active service to 
the farm he had inherited from his father, where he resided 
until his death. His neighbors respected his great learning, 
but joked freely at his eccentricities. His sister Sarah or 
Sally married a Vittum. 

Of the Vittums listed in this book, two are found in 
Who's Who in America, which is the standard book of 
reference. This is a large representation in proportion to 
our numbers; but the Vittum Folks in Sandwich have never 
sought the honors of public office, or made themselves promi- 
nent in public affairs. With the exception of Daniel Wicks 
Vittum who was appointed postmaster of Sandwich (Lower 
Corner) at the age of twenty-one, we can find no evidence 
that anyone of the clan has ever held important office in 
Sandwich. Neither have we found evidence that any man, 
or woman inheriting the name of Vittum has ever been in a 
penitentiary, or prison of any kind — except as a prisoner of 
war. Neither can we find evidence that any person named 
Vittum has ever been in an asylum for the insane. We do 
not say no such cases have occurred, but we have not found 
any record or definite report to that effect. 

On the whole these people lived peacefully and kindly 
with one another. They were inclined to fall in love with 
the nearest neighbor's daughter, and if the daughter were a 
cousin, so much the better. Few planned or expected to 
become rich, but for the most part they kept out of debt, 
and consequently were happy. They were poor, but not 



THE VITTUMS IN SANDWICH 51 

aware of their poverty, so it did not distress them. None 
of them were great, but all helped to make America great. 
They asked for no public honor, but when their country 
was in danger they freely offered their lives in its defense. 
As we have printed one stanza of Gray's Elegy on the 
title page, we may as well add others: 

"Let not ambition mock their useful toil. 
Their homely joys and destiny obscure; 

Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile 
The short and simple annals of the poor." 

"Full many a gem of purest ray serene 

The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear ; 

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. 
And waste its sweetness on the desert air." 

"The applause of listening senates to command. 
The threats of pain and ruin to despise. 

To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, 

And read their history in a nation's eyes, 

"Their lot forbade; nor circumscribed alone 
Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined ; 

Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne. 
And shut the gates of mercy on mankind. ' ' 

"Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. 
Their sober wishes never learned to stray ; 

Along the cool, sequestered vale of life 

They kept the noiseless tenor of their way." 



CHAPTER IX. 

THE NINE TRIBES OF VITTUM. 

It is noted in Chapter V that WiHiam Vittum 8N was 
the only one of his generation that left issue named Vittum; 
and the children of his sisters cannot be traced beyond their 
own generation. Therefore all the Vittums and descendants 
of Vittums listed in this book, have as common ancestors 
William 1 N, the Immigrant, William 3N, the Colonial, and 
William 8N, the Sandwich Pioneer. The last mentioned 
had nine children who are listed in Chapter VI. All these 
children grew up to manhood or womanhood; all, with the 
exception of Thomas who was accidentally killed when about 
42 years old, lived to an advanced old age; Ruth spent a 
part of her married life in Tamworth and a part in Sand- 
wich, and John is said to have migrated westward when past 
middle life; with these exceptions it appears from what 
information we possess that all the members of this 
patriarchal family spent their lives in Sandwich. 

As in Hebrew history we read that the family of 
Abraham the Immigrant father of Isaac, father of Jacob, 
expanded in the fourth generation, becoming twelve patri- 
archs, fathers of the Twelve Tribes of Israel ; so the family 
of William the Immigrant, father of William the Colonial, 
father of William the Sandwich Pioneer, expanded in the 
fourth generation into the Nine Citizens of Sandwich, whose 
descendants we may appropriately call the Nine Tribes of 
Vittum. The members of these Nine Tribes, so far as we 
are able to secure their names, are given in the nine succeed- 



THE NINE TRIBES OF VITTUM 53 

ing chapters, each with its appropriate heading. A few 
only are counted among the tribes whose names are wanting, 
and who are unknown except by parentage. The result* 
of our work, so far as numbers are concerned appear in the 
following summary : 

The First Four Generations: 

Born with Vittum Name, 15; 

Other descendants of Vitlums, 15. Total 30 

The Tribe of William: 

Vittums. 139; Descendants. 115. Total 254 

The Tribe of Abigail: 

Vittums, 13; Descendants, 35. Total 48 

The Tribe of Ruth: 

Vittums, 51 ; Descendants, 132. Total 183 

The Tribe of John: 

Vitlums, 183; Descendants, 193. Total 376 

The Tribe of Stephen Page: 

Vittums, 179; Descendants, 157. Total 335 

The Tribe of Huldah: 

Vittums, 35; Descendants, 115. Total 150 

The Tribe of Thomas: 

Vittums, 29; Descendants, 52. Total 81 

The Tribe of Tufton: 

Vittums, 57; Descendants, 54. Total Ill 

The Tribe of Polly, Vittum 1 

Total by Tribes 1 570 

Deduction for those reckoned twice 368 

Total number of Vittum Folks listed 1202 

Wives and Husbands of Vittum Folks listed _ 539 

Deductions because of intermarriages 3'3 

Net number 501 

Other names listed '51 

Total number of persons Indexed 1854 



CHAPTER X. 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM. 



William Vittum 22 N. Son of William 8N, William 
3N, William IN, and Sarah (Page) Vittum 6M, was 
baptized in Hampton, N. H., the town of his birth, Septem- 
ber 16, 1750. This was doubtless near the date of his 
birth, as in 1 776 he was said to be twenty-four years old. 
He was married to Elizabeth Jewell 6M. This Elizabeth 
was usually called Betty by members of the family. The 
children of this marriage were as follows : Sally 3 1 N, 
William 32N, Johanna 33N. Jonathan 34N, Mary 35 N. 
Jeremiah, 36N, David 37N, Thomas 38N. An account 
of each will be given below. William 22 N enlisted in the 
Revolutionary army, Feb. 1, 1776. Whether or not he 
was married at that time, we do not know. We have this 
brief record of his service: "Among the soldiers left at 
Sorell, Canada, from Col. Bedel's Regiment, Capt. Greene's 
Co., in May, 1 776, in retreat from Quebec, William Vittum 
of Tamworth, and many others." He was evidently no 
boaster; for the wonderful story of the march of the little 
American army through the forests to Canada, and the much 
more wonderful story of how, alone, a hunted fugitive, he 
made his way from Canada to his old New Hampshire 
home, he evidently did not repeat often enough to make 
much impression upon his relatives and other neighbors. It 
should be observed that he was a resident of Sandwich, 
but credited to Tamworth because of certain boundary dis- 
putes explained in Chapter VIII. We do not know the date 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 55 

of his death. There is an old record that WilHam Vittum 
of Sandwich and Mrs. Sarah Page lOM of Moultonboro 
were married Feb. 15, 1801, by Asa Crosby, J. P. This 
was probably a second marriage of William 22 N. At that 
time he would have been 5 1 years of age. The last child 
of his wife Elizabeth was born in 1 797. The first husband 
of this Mrs. Sarah Page 1 OM was probably his cousin, as 
he had cousins named Page in that vicinity. 

Sally Vittum 31 N was born May 12, 1778. She 
was the daughter of William 22 N and Elizabeth 
Jewell 6M. Beyond that fact, we have no information. 

William Vittum 32 N, son of William 22 N was boin 
Dec. 25, 1 779. There is an old family record which gives 
the date, Dec. 25, 1 786, but there is good reason to believe 
the earlier date is correct. He was married, Sept. 27, 
1 798, to Susannah Severance 8M, by Jeremiah Shaw. In 
later years she was known as Susan. In the Moultonboro 
records, the names are given as William Z. Vittum and Sally 
Severance. Both these differences are probably clerical 
errors. To this union two sons were born, Ephraim 39N 
and William 40N. In later life he was married in 
Columbus, Ohio, to Mrs. Clarinda Pratt 9M. To this 
union seven children were born as follows : Abigail 4 1 N, 
Roxanna 42N, Anson LeRoy 43N, Wallace 44N, Martha 
Jane 45N, Angeline 46N. Clinton L. 47N. At Christmas, 
1909, the present writer addressed a gathering of English 
speaking people in Manila, P. I. A short time after 
my return to America, I received a letter from Mr. J. E. 
Vittum 1 07N of Columbus, Ohio. He had read an account 
of the gathering, and noting the name Vittum, had obtained 
my address from Dr. F. E. Clark of Christian Endeavor 
fame, who had addressed the sam.e meeting. Mr. Vittum 
said he had often wished to know more of his ancestry. 
All he had ever heard was that his grandfather came from 



56 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

New Hampshire. A correspondence ensued. His daughter. 
Miss Mabel E. Vittum, now Mrs. E. C. Lay. took up the 
matter, and has traced the family with great care and 
patience. We were wrong in our first guess as to the identity 
of this pioneer; but more facts and traditions came to light 
which proved beyond a reasonable doubt that William Vit- 
tum 32 N was the father of these Vittums in Ohio. He 
enlisted in the U. S. Army something more than a hundred 
years ago, and was ordered to Ohio because of some Indian 
outbreak. Learning that his wife had died in New Hamp- 
shire, he obtained a discharge and remained in Ohio. He 
was free to do so because his son William 40N was dead, 
and his son Ephraim 39N was grown to manhood. Com- 
munication with his New Hampshire relatives ceased, and 
some of his grandchildren who were living a few years ago, 
had never heard that their grandfather contracted a second 
marriage, until their attention was called to the fact by the 
present writer. He was a miller, building mills on the 
Olentangy river in Columbus, Ohio, when that city was a 
pioneer village. The site of these mills is now covered by 
the Olentangy Park. It has been noted in Chapter VII 
that he was the fifth William Vittum in direct line each of 
whom fought the battles of his country, and that at least 
one of his grandsons fought in the Sixties. He died al 
Springfield, 111., Nov. 19, 1859. The site of the old ceme- 
tery in which he was buried is now occupied by a high school 
building. 

Ephraim Vittum 39N, Son of William 32N was born 
about 1 800. He was married first to Eleanor Flanders 
1 1 M. No children were born to this union. He was mar- 
ried second to Hannah Eaton 12M. Their children are 
as follows: James M. 48N, Asahel C, 49N, William H. 
50N; Albert 5 1 N, Eleanor 52N, Ephraim Edwin or 
Edwin Ephraim 53N, Susan 54N, John E. 55N, Hannah 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 57 

56N. He contracted a third marriage, but the maiden 
name of his third wife is unknown. His home for many 
years was in Mouhonboro, N. H., but after the death of 
his wife ha Hved with his son E. E. Vittum 53N in Brock- 
ton, Mass., where he died about 1860. 

John M. Vittum 48N was the eldest son of Ephraim 
39N. It is probable that he died while quite young. 

Asahel C. Vittum 49N is said to have lived in Proctor, 
Vt. He had two children, Lizzie 57N, and Frank 58N. 

William H. Vittum SON, son of Ephraim 39N, lived 
in Peabody, Mass. He married Eliza Ann Ferguson I 3M 
who died in 1 863. To them was born one son, Albert 59N. 

Albert Vittum 59N, son of William H. 50N was 
born in Peabody, Mass., Dec. 29, 1857. He married 
Nellie A. Besse 14M of Peabody, Mass., April 30, 1882. 
No children were born to this union. He has been a news- 
paper man in Beverly, Mass., and now spends his winters at 
Southern Pines, N. C. A child named Marion Hutchinson 
was adopted into this family, and took the name of Vittum. 
She is now Mrs. Wakefield R. Shock of Whitewater, Wis. 

Albert Vittum 5 1 N, Son of Ephraim 39N, was born 
in Sandwich, Sept. 23, 1831, and died in Reinbeck, Iowa, 
in 1918. He married, first, in 1863, Mary Eliza Sherrett 
501 M, who was born in 1848. She was the mother of 
two sons, Edgar E. 60N and Frank W. 61 N. He married, 
second, Martha Ann Baker 15M, formerly of Waterloo, 
Iowa. To them were born six children: Arthur D. 62N, 
Ernest E. 63N, Henrietta 64N, Allena 65 N, Clarence A. 
66N, Garfield G. 67N. Mr. and Mrs. Vittum cultivated 
a large farm near Reinbeck for many years, then moved to 
town where they passed their declining years in peace and 
quiet. Mrs. Vittum was still living in 1920, and "Grand- 
ma" Vittum to all the children in the neighborhood. 

Edgar A. Vittum 60N, son of Albert 5 1 N, was born 



58 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

in 1 864. He married Etta Decker 1 6M, and resided in 
Lexington, Nebr., where he died in 1916. He left four 
children: Oral Vittum 68N, Mabel Vittum 69N, Gertrude 
Vittum 70N, Mildred Vittum 7 IN. 

Frank Vittum 61 N, son of Albert 5 IN, was born 
Aug. 21,1 866. June 1 0, 1 889, he married May Pauling 
502M, who was born June 9, 1864. To them were born: 
Ralph H., 72N. See below; Ruth A. 73N, born Oct. 25, 
1892, died Mar. 30, 1904; Daisy M. 74N, born Aug. 
27, 1902. The family resides at Arco, Minn. 

Ralph H. Vittum 72N, son of Frank W. 61 N, was 
born Sept. 4, 1890. He was married, Aug. 5, 1912, to 
Mary J. Nulus 503M. To them have been born: Mar- 
iorie Ruth 1 1 16N, Aug. 5, 1912; Eunice Viola 1 1 1 7N, 
Feb. 21, 1915; Eugene Ralph 1 1 1 8N, June 11, 1917; 
Mary Lenore 1119N, May 25, 1919. Address, Arco, 
Minn. 

Arthur D. Vittum, 62N, son of Albert 5 1 N. No 
report. 

Ernest E. Vittum 63N, son of Albert 5 1 N, resides at 
Reinbeck, Iowa. His children are as follows: Robert Vit- 
tum 75 N, born September 1906; Marion Vittum 76N, bom 
February, 1908; Paul Vittum 77N, born February, 1909; 
Ruth Vittum 78N, August, 1915. 

Henrietta Vittum 64N, daughter of Albert 5 1 N. 
Married H. C. Bean 504M.. No children reported. Ad- 
dress, Moorehead, Minn. 

Allena Vittum 65 N, daughter of Albert 5 1 N, mar- 
ried H. C. Northway 1 7M. They reside in Alpha, Minn. 
Their children are as follows: Ruth Northway 79n, born 
October, 1901 ; Harold Northway 80n, born December, 
1903; Genevieve Northway 8 In, born December, 1910; 
Merlyn Northway 82n, born May, 1915. 

Clarence A. Vittum 66N, son of Albert 5 1 N, resides 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 59 

at 815 So. 7th St., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His children 
are as follows: Mabel Vittum 83N, born February, 1906; 
Alice Vittum 84N, born December, 1912; Burton Vittum 
85N, born October, 1910; Helen Evelyn Vittum 86N, 
born July, 1919. 

Garfield G. Vittum 67N, son of Albert 5 1 N, mar- 
ried Golda , 1 8M. They reside at Waterloo, Iowa, 

and have no children. 

Eleanor Vittum 52N, daughter of Ephraim 39N. No 
report. 

Ephraim Edwin, or Edwin Ephraim 53N, son of 
Ephraim 39N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., 1837. He 
married Frances Allen 1 9M of Eastern Furnace, Mass. He 
was called "Uncle Edd" by his relatives and spoken of as 
E. E. Vittum. His full name is sometimes given as Ephraim 
Edwin, and sometimes as Edwin Ephraim. He resided 
for the most of his life at Brockton, Mass., where he died in 
1885. He had one son named George E. 87N. 

George Edwin Vittum 87N, son of E. E. Vittum 
53N, was born in Brockton, Mass., Feb. 12, 1861. He 
married Feb. 12, 1884, Caroline Brown Crockett 20M of 
Rockland, Maine. They resided at Brockton, Mass. To 
this union three children were born: Harriet Frances 88N, 
Edwin Ephraim 89N, Grace Ethel 90N. Mrs. Vittum 
is now living with her son in Belmont, N. H., address, 
Laconia, N. H., R. F. D. 

Harriet Frances Vittum 88N, daughter of George 
Edwin 87N, was born at Brockton, Mass., Feb. 7, 1885. 
She was united in marriage, Nov. 1 7, 1 907, with George H. 
Lighten, 21M. They reside in Syracuse, N. Y., and 
St. Louis, Mo. No children reported. 

Edwin Ephraim Vittum 89N, son of George E. 87N, 
was born in Brockton, Mass., May 6, 1886. He was 
married Dec. 20, 1915, and resides in Belmont, N. H., 



60 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

P. O. Laconia, N. H. He has two children : Doris Carolyn 
Vittum 9 IN. born Oct. 25, 1916, at Belmont, N. H., and 
Ethel Frances Vittum 92 N, born at Belmont, N. H., June 
21, 1919. 

Grace Ethel Vittum 90N, daughter of George E. 
87N, was born in Brockton, Mass., January 14, 1888. 
She was married June 22, 1909, to Harry E. Truell 22M. 
They have one child, Robert Merton Truell 93n, born 
August 7, 1920, at Pordand, Maine. 

Susan Vittum 54N, daughter of Ephraim 39N, born 
in Sandwich. No report. 

John E. Vittum 55N, son of Ephraim 39N, born 
in Sandwich, N. H. No report. 

Hannah Vittum 56N, daughter of Ephraim 39N, 
born in Sandwich. No report. 

William Vittum 40N, son of William 32N. Nothing 
is known of his life. It is thought that he died quite young. 

Abigail Vittum 41 N, daughter of William 32N, was 
born July 16, 1821, and died Oct. 5, 1856. She married 
Oct. 5, 1844, William W. Garrett 23M who was born in 
1814 and died in 1857. Two children were born to this 
union ; Louis Edward Garrett 94n, born Aug. 7, 1 846, 
and Malissa E. Garrett 95n, born April 30, 1849, died 
Feb. 19, 1850. 

Roxanna Vittum, daughter of William 32 N, v/as born 
Aug. 12, 1823. She married William Perce 24M, and 
four children were born to this union: Mary Perce 96n, Wil- 
liam Perce 97n, Clara Perce 98n, Louis A. Perce 99n. 

Louis A. Perce 99n, son of Roxanna (Vittum) Perce 
42N, was a physician in Long Beach, Calif., and at one 
time President of the Chamber of Commerce in that city. 

Anson LeRoy Vittum 43N, son of William 32N, was 
born Nov. 12, 1825, and died March 31, 1902. He was 
married Sept. 7, 1844, to Sarah A. Walker 25M, who 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 61 

was born in 1823 and died in 1864. Their children were 
as follows: Mary Frances lOON, James Henry 101 N, 
Emma Clarinda 102N, Ethel Otilla 103N, Elizabeth 
Angeline 104N, Susan Jane 105N, William Perce 106N, 
Jacob Edward 107N, John David 108N, Charles 109N. 

Mary Frances Vittum lOON, daughter of Anson 
LeRoy 43N, was born Oct. 14, 1845. She was married 
in 1863 to Ross Kincaid 26M. Their children were Hat- 
tie Kincaid 1 1 On and Millard Clay Kincaid 1 1 1 n. 

Hattie Kincaid 1 1 On, daughter of Mary F. (Vittum) 
Kincaid 1 OON, was born July 21, 1 866. She married 
Dr. Howard A. Young 27m; they have one child, Raymond 
Young 1 1 67n. 

Millard Clay Kincaid 1 1 1 n, son of Mary F. (Vit- 
tum) Kincaid lOON, was born Nov. 8, 1870. He married 
Minnie Aker 28n, January 1, 1904. No children. 

James Henry Vittum 101N, son of Anson LeRoy 
43N, wa^ born Oct. 26, 1846. He served in the Union 
Army, and died at Nashville, Tenn., March 28, 1865. 
He had five ancestors named Vittum who had fought the 
battles of their country. He was unmarried. 

Emma Clarinda Vittum 102N, daughter of Anson 
LeRoy Vittum 43N, was born Oct. 31, 1848. She was 
united in marriage with Frank Bunch 29M. Their children 
are as follows: James Henry Bunch 1 1 2n, Elby Edwaid 
Bunch 1 1 3n, unmarried, Jesse Walker Bunch, 1 1 4n, 
unmarried, Daisy Dell Bunch 1 15n, unmarried. Lacy Ann 
Bunch 1 1 6n, married. 

Ethel Otilla Vittum 103N, daughter of Anson LeRoy 
Vittum, 43N, born July 25, 1850, unmarried. 

Elizabeth Angeline Vittum 104N, daughter of Anson 
LeRoy Vittum 43N, was born July 23, 1852. She was 
united in marriage. May 14, 1872, with Abram Cross 
30M, who was born in 1844 and died in 1894. Their 



62 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

children are as follows: James William Cross 1 1 7n, Bertha 
Cross, I 1 8n, Arthur LeRoy Cross 1 1 9n, Samuel C. Cross, 
120n. 

James William Cross 1 1 7n, son of Elizabeth A. (V) 
Cross 104N, was born August 15, 1873, and married 
Dec. 30, 1896, Caroline Kauffeld 31m, who was born 
in 1876. Their children are as follows: John Edward 
Cross 122n, born Oct. 7, 1897, died Oct. 20, 1916, 
unmarried; Nellie Marie Cross 123n, born April 28, 1901, 
unmarried; James Abram Cross 1 24n, born Oct. 12, 1903; 
Henry Thomas Cross 125n, born Feb. 1, 1905; Ada 
Jeanette Cross 126n, born June 15, 1909. 

Bertha Cross 1 1 8n, daughter of Elizabeth A. (V) 
Cross 104N, was born Feb. 23, 1876, and married Feb. 
23, 1898, to Heber Strader Durrett 31m, born May 8, 
1875. Children born to this union: William Thomas 
Durrett, 127n, born Dec. 22, 1898. Homer Virgil Dur- 
rett 128n, born Oct. 4, 1902. 

Arthur LeRoy Cross 1 1 9n, son of Elizabeth A. (V) 
Cross 104N, was born Sept. 9, 1880, and married Dec. 2, 
1914, Laura Florence Ward, 32m, born 1890. They 
have two children, Samuel P. Cross 129n, born May 3, 
1917, Goldie Ruth Cross 1 30n, born March 18, 1920. 

Samuel P. Cross, 120n, son of Elizabeth A. (V) 
Cross 104N, was born July 22, 1885, and was united in 
marriage with Marie Katherine Schmidt 33m, who was born 
in 1 889. They have one child, Arthur James Cross, 1 3 1 n, 
born July 30, 1917. 

Ethel Otilla Cross 1 2 1 n, daughter of Elizabeth A. 
(V) Cross 1 04N, was born Nov. 21,1 890, and married 
Feb. 24, 1909, Roy Nelson Delong 34m, born in 1887. 
Children born to this union are as follows: Elizabeth 
Beatrice Delong 1 32n, born Jan. 23, 1911. Frank Irvin 
Delong 133n, born March 24, 1913. Robert LeRoy 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 63 

Delong 134n, born April 12, 1915. Arthur Ralph 
Delong 1 35n, born March 20, 1917. Charles Edward 
Delong 136n, born Feb. 14, 1919, died July 16. 1919. 
Ida Jane Delong 137n. born July 14, 1920. 

Susan Jane Vittum 105N, daughter of Anson LeRoy 
Vittum 42N, was born May 1, 1854, and died Aug. 27, 
1855. 

William Perce Vittum 1 06N, son of Anson LeRoy 
42N, was born June 23, 1856. He is reported married. 

Jacob Edward Vittum 107N, son of Anson LeRoy 
Vittum 43N, was born April 23, 1858, and married, Sept. 
n, 1878, to Mary C. McGhee 35M, who was born May 
11, 1 860. He resides at Columbus, Ohio, where he has 
been connected with the railroads as Chief Joint Car Inspec- 
tor. His children are as follows: Myrtle May 1 38N, 
Arthur LeRoy 1 39N, Mabel Elvira 140N, Ethel Otilla 
141 N, Edith Marie 142N, Edna May 143N. 

Myrtle May Vittum 1 38N, daughter of Jacob 
Edward 1 07N, was born April 1 4, 1 880, and died June 5, 
1880. 

Arthur LeRoy Vittum 1 39N, son of Jacob Edward 
107N, was born Aug. 7, 1 881 , and died unmarried, Jan. 1 , 
1904. 

Mabel Elvira Vittum HON, daughter of Jacob 
Edward 107N, was born Apr. 29, 1887. To her in large 
measure is due the credit of tracing seventy-seven descend- 
ants of William Vittum 3 1 N by his Ohio marriage, given in 
this record. All these were unknown to the fifty descendants 
by his New Hampshire marriage recorded above, until 
they were discovered by our investigations. She was married 
Dec. 28, 1910, to Edward Cox Lay, 36M, born July 22, 
1 886, who served Over Seas during the World War, and 
was commissioned Captain in the Signal Service. He is now 
superintendent for the Western Union Telegraph Co., 



64 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Dayton, Ohio. Residence, 30 Almirwin Terrace. They 
have one child, Mary Ellen Lay 1 44n, born June 6, 1913. 

Ethel Otilla Vittum 141N, daughter of Jacob Edwin 
107N, was born June 10, 1891, and died Sept. 28, 1897. 

Edith Marie Vittum 142N, daughter of Jacob Edwin 
107N, was born March 7, 1896, and married, Jan. 9. 
1916, to John H. Conaway, 37M, who was born April 
28. 1 893. They have one child, Dorothy Louise Conaway 
145n, born June 26, 1919. 

Edna May Vittum 143N, daughter of David Edwin 
107N, was born March 23, 1899. 

John David Vittum, 1 08N, son of Anson LeRoy 
43N, was born Feb. 22, 1862, and married Jan. 1, 1885, 
to Anna Gochenour 38M. No children. 

Charles A. Vittum 109N, son of Anson LeRoy 43N, 
was born Dec. 2, 1864, and died Dec. 14, 1864. 

Wallace S. Vittum 44N, son of William 3 IN, was 
born June 30, 1830, and died Jan. 29, 1854. He was 
married and left at least one child, Charles Vittum 1 46N. 

Martha Jane Vittum 45N, daughter of William 3 1 N, 
was born July 1 3, 1 834. She married Wilson Duggan 
39M, and to the union two children were born, Harry 
Duggan 147n, and Melissa Duggan 1 48n, who married 
Henry Tunk 40m. 

Angeline Vittum 46N, daughter of William 32N, 
was born Jan. 29, 1828. She was united in marriage 
with Louis Siebert 41M, about 1850. As printer and 
stationer he was for many years a prominent business man in 
Columbus, Ohio. Children were born to them as follows: 
Clara Angeline 1 49n, Edward Louis 15 On, Albert Henry 
151n. 

Clara Angeline Siebert 1 49n, daughter of Angeline 
(V) Siebert 46N, was born Oct. 3, 1 85 1 , and married 
Oct. 10, 1872, to Frank Overdier 42m. To them were 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 65 

born two children, Charles 152n, and Alice M. 153n. 

Charles Overdier 152n, son of Clara Angelia 
(Siebert) Overdier 149n, was born Aug. 4, 1875. He 
married Clara Myers 43m. They have two children, Law- 
rence Overdier 154n, born July 30, 1905, and Gladys 
Overdier ]55n. 

Alice M. Overdier 153n, daughter of Clara Angelia 
(Siebert) Overdier 1 49n, was born June 13, 1879. She 
married Richard Huffman 44m, and has one child. Beryl 
Huffman I56n, born Aug. 5, 1906. 

Edward Louis Siebert 150n, son of Angeline (V) 
Siebert 46N, was born Nov. 19, 1853, and died unmar- 
ried May 23, 1878. 

Albert Henry Siebert 15 In, son of Angeline (V) 
Siebert 46N, was born Sept. 17, 1856, and was married 
to Flora Winstanley 45m, Nov. 16, 1877. The following 
children were born to this union: Harry Wilbur Siebert 
157n, Sarah Ann Siebert 158n, Louis Siebert 159n, Mary 
Alice Siebert 1 60n, Florence Siebert 161n. 

Harry Wilbur Siebert 1 5 7n, son of Albert Henry 
Siebert 15 In, was born April 5, 1878, and married July 
1 4, 1 906, to Lenora Dobell 46m, They have one child, 
Margaret L. Siebert 1 62n, born Sept. 17, 1907. 

Sarah Ann Siebert 158n, daughter of Albert Henry 
Siebert 1 5 1 n, was born March 11, 1 880, and married 
May 30, 1 904, to Frank Cox 47m. No children. 

Louis Siebert 1 59n, son of Albert H. Siebert 15 In, 
was born March 31, 1882. No farther report. 

Mary Alice Siebert 1 60n, daughter of Albert Henry 
Siebert 1 5 1 n, v/as born Jan. 21,1 888. She married Isaac 
Ellis Anwyl 48m, Dec. 16, 1903. They have one child, 
Robert Anwyl 1 63n, born in 1 906. 

Johanna Vittum 33N, daughter of William 22N, was 
born May 12, 1778. No further report. 



66 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Jonathan Vittum 34N, son of William 22N, married 
Mary Weed 49M. Their children are as follows: Charles 
164N, Mary 165N, Thomas E. 166N, Noah 167N, 
Asahel 1 68N. These are not given in their proper order, 
but it has been impossible to obtain the data for correction. 

Charles Vittum 1 64N, son of Jonathan 34N, was 
born in Moultonboro, July, 1817. He lived at the outlet of 
Bearcamp Pond, in Sandwich, and worked as a carpenter 
and cooper, being skillful in the latter trade. In the old 
days of farm dairies his hand-made buttertubs were highly 
esteemed. He married Mahala Moulton 50M, and the 
following children were born to them: Orren E. 1 69N, Mar- 
shall 170N, Edmund 171N, Carrie 1 72N, Almon E. 
173N. 

Orrin E. Vittum 1 69N, son of Charles 1 64N, lived 
near Bearcamp River, below the Pond. He married, 
first. Belle Moulton 5 1 M, and second, Mrs. Irene (French) 
Hill 52M. No children. 

Marshall Vittum 1 70N, was born in Sandwich, and 
removed when a young man to Salem, N. H. He died soon 
after his marriage. 

Edmund Vittum 171N, son of Charles 1 64N, married 
Jennie Wilson 53M. He lived for a time on the "Beach" 
at the east end of Bearcamp, then moved to a larger farm 
south where he still resides in Sandwich, but P. O. Moulton- 
boro. He has one son, Marshall W. 1 74N. 

Marshall Wilson Vittum 1 74N, son of Edmund Vit- 
tum 171N, was born Dec. 29, 1882, and was married, 
June 7, 1906, to Emma Campbell, 54M. He is a farmer 
and lumberman. Present address, Steele Hill Farm, 
Laconia, N. H. Children: Jeanette Pearl 1 75N, born 
March 12, 1907; Lewis Marshall 1 1 68 N., born April 3, 
1910. 

Carrie Vittum 1 72N, 177m, daughter of Charles 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 67 

164N, married William or Will York, 368n 55M. She 
died at an early age, leaving no children. 

Almon E. Vittum 1 73N, son of Charles 1 64N, died 
in boyhood. 

Mary Vittum 165N, daughter of Jonathan 34N, 

married Kelly, 56M, and lived in Salem, N. H., 

where the present w^riter met two of her sons, many years 
ago. We are unable to obtain their names, but give them 
the numbers, 1 76n, and 1 77n. 

Thomas E. Vittum 1 66N, son of Jonathan Vittum 
34N, was born in 1825, and died April 8, 1876. He 
married, first, Sally Wadleigh 571VI, and second Ruth 58M 
2 I ON, his cousin, often called Minnie. He was called "Big 
Tom" and with less respect "Long Nosed Tom", to distin- 
guish him from his Brother-in-law Thomas 209N. He had 
no children. He worked as a farmer and cooper, living on 
the "Beach" at the east end of Bearcamp Pond. When 
the present writer wore kirtles Thomas, as he was known 
in our family, was one of my special friends; and it is 
fitting to register the tribute of pleasant memory for the 
childless man who was so good to little boys. 

Noah Vittum 1 67N, son of Jonathan 34N, lived 
near Bearcamp River, below the Pond, and worked as 
cooper. He married Hannah Moulton 59M. They 
had one daughter, Eliza Ann 1 78N. Noah Vittum died 
in 1866. 

Eliza Ann Vittum 1 78N, daughter of Noah, 1 67N, 
married Samuel Batchelder 60Mm, who afterwards married 
Lucy Grace Butler 1070n. Two children were born to this 
union, Alice Estelle Batchelder 1 79n, and Mary Etta 
Batchelder 1 80n. 

Alice Estelle Batchelder 1 79n, daughter of Eliza Ann 
(Vittum) Batchelder, 1 78N, was born April 9, 1857. She 
married Daniel Messer 61m, who died March 18, 1920. 



68 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Two children were born to them, Rose Etta Messer 1 1 20n 
and Fred Messer 1 1 2 1 n. 

Mary Etta Batchelder 180n, daughter of Eliza Ann 
(Vittum) Batchelder I 78N, was born Sept. 27, 1858. She 
is unmarried; present address, 82 Riverside St., Lowell, 
Mass. 

Asahel Vittum I 68N, son of Jonathan 34N, was mar- 
ried. May 25, 1825, by W. Cogan, J. P., to Sarah Moul- 
ton 62M, sister of Hannah Moulton 59M. He died in 
Sandwich in the Forties. His children are as follows: 
Samuel Lee i81N, Sarah 182N, Elisha W. 183N, Am- 
brose 184N. 

Samuel Lee Vittum 181 N 379M, son of Asahel 
168N, was born about 1825, and died Feb. 5, 1884. He 
married, Oct. 1, 1859, Nancy Jewell Vittum 852N 63M. 
She was the daughter of Orlando W. Vittum 608N. They 
had at least one daughter, Hannah Lizzie 1 86N. 

Hannah Lizzie Vittum 1 86N, daughter of Samuel 
Lee 185N and Nancy Jewell 852N, was born in 1863, 
and died July 5, 1883. She was married to Edward F. 
Hunnewell 64M who died at No. Anson, Me., in 1913. 
Two children were born to this union, Gerald Guy 187n, 
and Flossie E. 1 88n. 

Gerald Guy Hunnewell 187N, son of Hannah Liz- 
zie (V) Hunnewell 1 86N, was born Nov. 27, 1880. He 
married first Earlie Gertrude Healy 65m, Aug. 16, 1903. 
He married, second, June 21, 1916, Florence L. Wey- 
mouth, 66m, of Kingsfield, Me., where they now reside. 
They have one son, Linwood Weymouth Hunnewell 1 89n, 
born Nov. 9, 1917. 

Flossie E. Hunnewell 1 88n, daughter of Hannah 
Lizzie (V) Hunnewell 1 86N was born Nov. 17, 1882. 
She married, first. May 25, 1901, Hiram E. Abbott 67m, 
who died in Berlin, N. H., without i?sue. She married. 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 69 

second, in 1916, Ernest Stillings 68m. She died April 29, 
1916. 

Sarah Ann Vittum 182N, daughter of Asahel 1 68N. 
was born about 1830, and died March 12, 1867. She 
married Alden Martin 69M, who was born in 1 822 and 
died in 1 899. To this union three children were born : 
Mary Helen Martin 190n, Annie Martin 191n, Ida Mar- 
tin 192n. 

Mary Helen Martin 1 90n, daughter of Sarah Ann 
(V) Martin 182N, was born Oct. 9, 1853. She was 
united in marriage, July 5, 1871, with Clarence E. Bryant 
70m. To them were born Hattie May Bryant 1 93n, and 
Edward Jewell Bryant 1 94n. 

Hattie May Bryant 1 93n, daughter of Mary Helen 
(Martin) Bryant 1 90n, was born Oct. 20, 1872, and 
united in marriage with Charles M. White 71m, June 5, 
1893. To them three children were born: Lester Edward 
195n, Dec. 15, 1894, Violet Claire 196n, May 31, 1899, 
Erie 197n, born July 3, 1903, died Oct. 6, 1908. 

Edward Jewell Bryant, 194n, son of Mary Helen 
(Martin) Bryant 190n, was born Feb. 5, 1876. He was 
united in marriage, Feb. 5, 1902, with Eva M. Smith, 72n. 
He is a merchant at Center Sandwich, N. H. No chil- 
dren. 

Annie Martin 191n, daughter of Sarah Ann (V) 
Martin 182N, married William Canney 73m. They have 
one child. Will Canney, 198n. 

Ida Martin 192n, daughter of Sarah Ann (Vittum) 
Martin 182N, married Charles Bryant 74m. No chil- 
dren. 

Elisha W. Vittum 183N. son of Asahel 168N, was 
born May 30, 1 834. He enlisted in the War of the Six- 
ties, and served as Corporal in Co. D, 9th Regt., Me. V. M. 



70 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

He died in some Southern prison, thought to have been 
Andersonville. 

Ambrose Vittum 1 84N, son of Asahel Vittum 1 68N, 
was born May 27, 1837, and married, Feb. 12, 1868, 
Nancy E. Steward 75 M. They had at least one child, 
Lottie N. 199N. At last accounts, both were living at 
Concord, Me. 

Lottie N. Vittum 199N, daughter of Ambrose 184N, 
was born June 19, 1871, and married March 29, 1886, 
William W. Hamblet 76M. They have resided in Solon. 
Me. No children. 

Mary Vittum 35N, daughter of William 22N, was 
born March 2, 1 786. She married, first, William (or 
Orlando) Weed 77M. Rev. Jeremiah Shaw's record of 
marriages in Moultonboro, N. H., has this entry under date 
of Feb. 13, 1806: "Married Orlando Weed and Mary 
Vittum, both of Sandwich." He is sometimes spoken of as 
William. To them was born one child, William Orlando 
Weed 200n. She was married, second, to Nathaniel Lock 
78n. To this union two children were born : Adeline Lock 
20 In, and Dudley Lock 202n. 

William O. Weed 200n, son of Mary (V) Weed 
35 N, was a brick mason who did work for many farmers 
in Sandwich, Tamworth, and Moultonboro. His lively 
cheerfulness, exhaustless fun, and attractive singing made 
his visits a family holiday in every home where he was called 
to build chimneys and arches. He was familiarly known 
as "Billow" Weed, and the name seemed to fit. He met 
his death by drowning. He married Sarah Bennett 79m, 
and at least one son was born to the union, Elisha Weed 
203n, who had at least one son, William Weed 204n. 

Adeline Lock 20 In, daughter of Mary (V) (Weed) 
Lock 35 N, married, first, Horace Bean 80m, and second. 
William Ames 81m. Three children were born to her: 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 71 

Frank Bean 205n, Ida Bean 206n, Katie Ames 207n. 
The family moved to the West. 

Jeremiah Vittum 36N, son of Wilham 22N, was 
born Feb. 8, 1788. He was married March 11, 1812, 
by Rev. Samuel Hidden to Mary Jewell 278n 82M, sis- 
ter of Abigail Jewell 276n 285 M, who married Stephen 
Vittum 603N 133m. Children were born to their union 
as follows: Joseph 208N, Thomas 209N, Ruth 2 1 ON, 
Irene 2 1 1 N, Betsey 212N. He married, second, Sally 
Hoyt, 83M, daughter of Dr. Moses Hoyt, mentioned in 
Chapter VIII. No children were born to this second 
marriage. 

Joseph Vittum 208N, son of Jeremiah 36N, married 
— Cliff 84M, mother of Henry Cliff 90M. Joseph 
Vittum died Feb. 11, 1 893. He left two children, 
Emma J. 213N. and Winnie 214N, sometimes called Bell. 

Emma J. Vittum 213N, daughter of Joseph 208N, 
was born April 9, 1861, and was married in 1887 
to Frank B. Nichols 85M, of Center Harbor, N. H., where 
the family now resides. They have one son, Clarence E. 
Nichols, 2 1 5 n, born Dec. 19, 1887. He was married 
July 12, 1912, but has no children. 

Winnie or Bell Vittum 214N, daughter of Joseph 
Vittum 208N, was born Aug. 27, 1 867, married April 2 1 , 
1901, to Joseph H. Knapp 86M. No children. 

Thomas Vittum 209N, son of Jeremiah 36N, married 

Elizabeth , 87M. He was often called "Lame Tom" 

to distinguish him from his brother-in-law, Thomas, 1 66N. 
His children were as follows: Mary Elizabeth 2 1 6N, 
Jrene Abbie 217N, Alice Angelia 218N, Sarah Augusta 
219N, Helen 220N, and one other, 22 IN, who probably 
died quite young, name if any, unknown. 

Mary Elizabeth Vittum 2 1 6N, daughter of Thomas 
209N, married first, Frank Benitz 88M ; second, 



72 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Darling. 89M. One child was born to the first union. 
Amy Benitz 222n. 

Irene Abbie Vittum 21 7N, daughter of Thomas 
209N, died unmarried, dates unknown. 

Alice Angelia Vittum 218N, daughter of Thomas 
209N, was born Nov. 5, 1858. She was united in mar- 
riage, Oct. 17, 1874, to Henry Cliff 90N, by Rev. A. 
Adams. To them were born two children: Eddie Cliff 
22 3n who died young, and Mattie Cliff 224n, who is 
married, but her name is unknown. 

Sarah Augusta Vittum 219N, daughter of Thomas 
209N, was married first to Wilbur N. Clement 91 M, 
July 1, 1875, by Rev. J. H. Durkie. She married, second, 
Henry Chase 92 M. No children. 

Helen Vittum 220N, daughter of Thomas 209N, 
was born July 16, 1861. At last accounts she was mar- 
ried and living in Boston, Mass. Name unknown. 

Ruth Vittum 2 ION 58M, daughter of Jeremiah 36N, 
married Thomas Vittum 1 66N 93M, a cousin. No chil- 
dren. She was often called Minnie. 

Irene Vittum 2 1 1 N was the daughter of Jeremiah 
36N. Her married name is unknown; she had one son 
named Alonzo , 1 202n. 

Betsy Vittum 212N, was the daughter of Jeremiah 
36N. It is thought that she died young. 

David Vittum 37N, son of William 22 N, was born 
Jan. 29, 1790. and died June 30, 1862. He married 
Dolly Beede 94M, who was born Jan. 16, 1787. and 
died July 31, 1874. To them were born: George Delwin 
225 N, Josiah Shepard 226N, Asenath E. 22 7N, Caroline 
M. D. 228N, David Sands 229N. Lindley Murray 230N. 
Patience B. 23 IN, Benjamin Franklin 232N. They lived 
first at Sandwich, then removed in 1 830 to that part of 
Meredith, N. H., known as Meredith Neck. David Vit- 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 73 

turn's will in which he mentions wife, children, and grand- 
children, probated June, 1862, is in the Probate records of 
Belknap County. He was prominent among his relatives 
and neighbors as a man of strong personality, unquestioned 
integrity, and intellectual vigor. He was the first one of 
the Vittum Folks who sent a son to college. 

George Delwin Vittum 225 N, son of David 37N, 
was born Feb. 20, 1812. He married Caroline C. Per- 
kins 95M, and resided at Ashland, N. H. No children. 

Josiah S. Vittum 226N, son of David Vittum 37N, 
was born in Sandwich, Feb. 2, 1814, and died in Meredith, 
N. H., Sept. 29, 1881. He was married to Sophia (Gor- 
don) Matteson 96M, March 27, 1847, who was born at 
New Hampton, N, H., March 13, 1816, and died at 
Tilton, N. H., Sept. 29, 1890. She was a descendant 
of the "Gordon Highlanders" of Scotland and the cele- 
brated Fox Family of England. To them were born: 
John C. 233N, Grace E. 234N, David A. 235N. 

John C. Vittum 233N, son of Josiah S. 22 6N, 
was born Dec. 23, 1847. He married Ida E. Hutchins 
97M. To them was born one son, George Delwin Vittum 
236N. 

Grace E. Vittum 234N, daughter of Josiah S. Vit- 
tum 226N, born Aug. 1, 1851, died at Tilton, N. H., 
Jan. 8, 1917. She was married, Dec. 13, 1879, to Jere- 
miah B. Smith 98M, and resided at Tilton, N. H. To 
them was born a son, Harold Vittum Smith 237n. 

Harold Vittum Smith 237n, son of Grace E. (V) 
Smith 234N, was born at Tilton, N. H., Feb. 2, 1886, and 
married, Sept. 1 . 1 908, Sarah May Smith 99m, of Salis- 
bury, N. H., They have two children: Carol Berry Smith 
238n, born in Franklin. N. H.. Oct. 22, 1912; Wayne 
Arthur Smith, 239n, born in Northfield, N. H.. Nov. 26, 
1919. 



74 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

David A. Vittum 235N, son of Josiah S. 226N, was 
born Feb. 22, 1857, and married at Meredith, N. H., 
Sept. 25, 1880, Maria A. Cilly lOOM. He resides at 
Manchester, N. H., where he has been connected with the 
postal service, and is much interested in music. He is fond 
of collecting Colonial relics, and is the owner of the 
"Moulton Axe," once the property of Colonel Jonathan 
Moulton, mentioned in Chapter VIII. His children are: 
Margarite A. Vittum 240N, born at Meredith, N. H., 
April 18, 1884; Helen M. Vittum 24 IN, born at Mere- 
dith. Feb. 18, 1888. 

Asenath E. Vittum 22 7N, daughter of David 37N, 
was born in Sandwich, Oct. 15, 1815. She married 
Stephen Bartlett 101N about 1836. To them were born: 
Carrie Bartlett 1 1 69n, George H. Bartlett 1 1 70n, Frank V. 
Bartlett 1 1 71n. 

Carrie E. Bartlett 1 1 69n, daughter of Asenath E. 
(V) Bardett 22 7N, was born Nov. 18, 1839. She mar- 
ried Elon G. Prime 1 02m. 

George H. Bartlett 1 1 70n, son of Asenath E. (V) 
Bartlett 22 7N, was born Jan. 26, 1843, and was married 
to Lydia R. Cain 1 03m, March 8, 1 868. To them were 
born: George E. Bartlett 1 1 72n, born Nov. 18, 1868; 
Mabel C. Bartlett 1 1 73n, born Nov. 23, 1873; Roy R. 
Bartlett 1 1 74n, born Dec. 7, 1 884. 

Frank Vittum Bartlett 1 1 71n, son of Asenath E. (V) 
Bartlett 22 7N, was born March 28, 1852, and was mar- 
ried to Anna A. Fuller 104m, Oct. 27, 1873. He was 
formerly connected with the Ideal Manufacturing Co., 
Detroit, Mich., and is now proprietor of Beaver Meadows 
Farm, Bristol, Vt. His children are as follows: Edith M. 
Bartlett 1 1 75n, Edna G. Bartlett 1 1 76n, Harry S. Bart- 
lett, 1177n, Arthur Bartlett 1 1 78n, Marion A. Bartlett 
1 1 79n. 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 75 

Edith M. Bartlett 1 1 75n, and Edna G. Bartlett 
1 1 76n, twin daughters of Frank V. Bartlett 1171n, and 
Anna (Fuller) Bardett 104m, were born Sept. 9, 1874. 
Edna died January, 1 880. 

Harry S. Bartlett II 77n, son of Frank V. Bardett 
1171n, was born Aug. 6, 1882, and was married to 
Marion Quaintance 105m, Nov. 15, 1911. They 
have one child, Barbara Q. Bartlett 1 1 80n, born July 22, 
1917. 

Arthur Bardett 1 1 78n, son of Frank V. Bardett 
1171n, was born Nov. 26, 1884, and died December, 
1884. 

Marion A. Bardett 1 1 79n, daughter of Frank V. 
Bartlett 1171n, was born July 27, 1888, and was mar- 
ried to Philip S. Hanna 106m, Nov. 22, 1913. To them 
were born : Elizabeth Hanna 1 1 8 1 n, Sept. 19, 1914; 
Barbara Hanna 1 1 82n, July 22, 1917. 

Caroline M. D. Vittum 228N, daughter of David 
37N. She was born Sept. 15, 1815. No farther report. 

David Sands Vittum 229N, son of David Vittum 
37N, was born in Sandwich, Oct. 21, 1820. At the age 
of ten he removed with his parents to Meredith, N. H. 
After growing to manhood he attended Dartmouth College, 
being a member of the K. K. K. fraternity, graduating in 
1845, the first of the "Vittum Folks" to receive a college 
degree. He read law in Laconia, N. H., was admitted 
to the Bar in 1847, and practised in Laconia and Mere- 
dith, N. H., for four years. h] 1851 he went to Wiscon- 
sin and setded in Baraboo. In 1852 he was elected to 
the Wisconsin Senate, and later served in the Lower 
House. In 1861, he was one of the first responding to 
his Country's call, recruited a company in his own county, 
and was commisisoned Captain of Co. F, 3rd Wis. Cavalry; 
later he was promoted to the raink of Colonel. An injury 



76 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

received during the war destroyed the usefulness of his 
right arm, but he made the left hand do the work of both, 
and never accepted a pension. He gradually dropped the 
practice of law and devoted his time to business. He was 
interested in real estate, loans, manufacturing, and banking, 
being at the head of the First National Bank of Baraboo 
for seven years. He was a vestryman of Trinity Church, 
several years Master of the Masonic Lodge of Baraboo, 
and at the time of his death Grand Treasurer of the Grand 
Lodge of Wisconsin. He served his community and state 
in many ways, and was all his life an honored and useful 
citizen. He died in 1880, aged nearly sixty. Colonel 
Vittum married first Mary Elizabeth George Hall 107M, 
and to them was born one son, Willis Hall 242 N. Colonel 
Vittum married second Amand Page Hall 108M, sister 
of Mary Elizabeth 107M. To them were born two sons, 
Theodore 243N, and Percy 244N. Mrs. Vittum died in 
1881. 

Willis Hall Vittum 242 N, son of David Sands 
Vittum 229N. was born in Baraboo, Wis., April 30, 1 854. 
He graduated from Rush Medical College, practised in 
Baraboo until 1886, then removed to St. Paul, Minn., and 
became a prominent specialist in nose, throat, and ear 
troubles. He also did literary work, translating several 
important medical works from the German, and publishing 
a book of poems entitled "Orpheus" which was well re- 
ceived. He was married to Jessie Debchon 1 09M, 
Sept. 1 , 1 886. No children. He died suddenly, Dec. 
29. 1910. 

Theodore Vittum 243N, son of David Sands Vit- 
tum 229N, was born in Baraboo, Wis., May 25, 1862. 
He graduated from Lake Forest University and began a 
promising career as a banker in Baraboo, Wis., but died 
suddenly of diphtheria, March 12, 1881. He was a 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 77 

young man of bright intellect, social attractiveness, and 
excellent character. 

Percy Vittum, 244N, son of David Sands 229N, 
was born in Baraboo, Wis., May 13, 1867. He was 
educated at the Gunnery School in Washington, Conn., and 
at a Commercial College in Philadelphia, Penn. He en- 
tered upon a business career in St. Paul and is now head of 
the Corporation Percy Vittum & Co., Live Stock Commis- 
sion, Exchange Building, So. St. Paul, Minn. He mar- 
ried, Feb. 5, 1891, Sadee Keller 1 1 0M. To them was 
born a daughter, Helen 245 N. The family home is at 
1064 Pordand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

Helen Vittum 245 N, daughter of Percy 244N, was 
born Aug. 10, 1895. She was educated at Oak Hall, St. 
Paul, and Jan. 2, 1915, married Albert Quinby 1 1 1 M. of 
San Jose, Calif. To them were born: Percy Vittum 
Quinby 246n, at St. Paul, May 15, 1917; Alfreda Vit- 
tum Quinby 247n, born at St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 29, 
1918; Elaine Vittum Quinby 248n, born at Brownsville, 
Texas, April 17, 1 92 1 . 

Lindley Murray Vittum 230N, son of David 37N, 
was born in Sandwich, Aug. 21, 1821. He married 
Caroline Derby 1 12M. At least a part of their married 
life was spent in Huntington, Vt. To them were born: 
Nettie Vittum 249N, of whom we have no report; Effie 

May Vittum 250N, who married Hatch 1 1 3M, and 

lived in Salem, Mass. ; Allen Derby Vittum 25 1 N. 

Allen Derby Vittum 25 1 N, son of Lindley Murray 
230N, was born in Huntington, Vt., Jan. 14, 1860, and 
died in Middlebury, Vt., Sept. 18, 1919. He married 
Cora Louise Tufts 114M, March 12, 1885. To them 
were born: Willis Tufts 252N, Grace Caroline 25 3N, 
Muriel Anita 254N. The family home is at Middlebury, 
Vt. 



78 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Willis Tufts Vittum 252N, son of Allen D. 25 IN. 
was bom July 19, 1886, and died March 5, 1902. 

Grace Caroline Vittum 253N, daughter of Allen D. 
25 IN, was born Nov. 8, 1889. She married Harry 
Leon Cushman 1 15M. To them was born one son, Rob- 
ert Vittum Cushman 255n, Dec. 14, 1916. 

Muriel Anita Vittum 254N, daughter of Allen D. 
25 IN, was born Sept. 22, 1893. 

Patience B. Vittum 23 IN, daughter of David 37N, 
was born Oct. 26, 1823, and died at the home of her son 
in Brooklyn, Wis., in April, 1891. She married John B. 
Towle 1 16M, of New Hampshire; they removed to Ver- 
mont, and two children were born to their union: John 
Towle 256n, George Towle 25 7n. 

John Towle 256n, son of Patience B. (V) Towle 
231 N, was born Oct. 14, 1849, and died Dec. 7, 1909. 
He married in Monkton, Vt., Feb. 17, 1876, Louisa A. 
Lamson, 1 1 7m, who is still living at 207 W. Irving St., 
Oshkosh, Wis. To them were born: Sands A. Towle 258n, 
Del win Towle 259n, Ralph Lloyd Towle 260n. Their 
family home was in Brooklyn, Wis. 

Sands A. Towle 258n, son of John 256n, was born 
Feb. 22, 1877. He is a merchant dealing in railroad sup- 
plies, address 715 5th St., Albany, Oregon. He is mar- 
ried, but reports no children. 

Delwin Towle 259n, son of John 256n, was born 
Dec. 6, 1 880. He is a commercial lumberman, address 
207 W. Irving St., Oshkosh, Wis. He married in Apple- 
ton, Wis., Aug. 24, 1907, and has two children: Lloyd A- 
Towle 26 In, born in Drummond, Wis., July 15, 1909; 
Mary Louise Towle 262n, born in Oshkosh, Wis., March 
13, 1917. 

Ralph Lloyd Towle 260n, son of John 256n, was 
born July 24, 1 885, and died July 5. 1 899. 



THE TRIBE OF WILLIAM 79 

George Towle 25 7n, son of Patience B. (V) 
Towle 23 IN, was born in 1853, and died July 5, 1919. 
He was a merchant and traveling salesman. In 1878 he 
married Martha Marks 1 1 8m of Burlington, Vt. To this 
union one son was born, Walter V. Towle 263n, hotel 
proprietor of New Preston, Conn. 

Banjamin Franklin Vittum 232N, son of David 37N, 
was born in Sandwich Sept. 5, 1 827. He was a volunteer 
soldier in the Sixties. According to the Army Rolls he 
was First Lieutenant in the Stafford Guards, with residence 
Dover, N. H. He was mustered out July 28, 1864. He 
was married July 25, 1851, to Elizabeth Pierce 119N. 
According to the Wentworth Genealogy, vol. 2, page 209, 
she was a descendant of Governor Wentworth of New 
Hampshire, who was appointed by the King of England 
in colonial days. The following account of their children, 
which we believe to be correct, differs slightly from that 
given in the Wentworth Genealogy. 

Frank Pierce Vittum 264N, son of Benjamin Frank- 
lin 232N, was born October 23, 1852. He is still living 

in Dover, N. H. He married Snell 120M, and 

has one son, Dwight Vittum 268N who resides in Dover. 

Ellen Augusta Vittum 265 N, daughter of Benjamin 
F. 232N, was born July 3, 1857. She married Charles 
W. Howe 1 2 1 M. No children. 

Jeannie Fuller Vittum 266N, daughter of Benjamin 
F. 232N, was born Dec. 2, 1858. She died unmarried 
at the age of about seventeen. 

George Vittum 267N, son of Benjamin F. 232N, is 
reported married but as having no children. 

Thomas Vittum 38N, son of William 22N, was 
born June 30, 1 792. We are unable to find any other 
mention of him. It is probable that he died in early life, 
quite likely in infancy. 



CHAPTER XI. 



THE TRIBE OF ABIGAIL. 



Abigail Vittum 23N, daughter of William 8N, son 
of William 3N, son of William 1 N, was baptized in 
Hampton, N. H., May 6, 1 753. This was probably within 
a few days of her birth. Nothing can now be learned 
concerning her life except the fact of her marriage and 
birth of her children. She married David Keniston I22M. 
The name is sometimes spelled Kenison, and in one record 
it is given as Caniston, but the family was well known in 
Tamworth, and the Rev. Samuel Hidden spelled it Kenis- 
ton. To this union two daughters were born, Jennie 269n 
and Hannah 270n. 

Jennie Keniston 269n 1 74M, married her cousin, 
Thomas Vittum 306N 123M, Oct. 1, 1808. The 
record of their descendants is given under the name of her 
husband in Chapter XIII. She was born in 1 790, and 
died March 11, 1877. 

Hannah Keniston 270n, daughter of Abigail Vittum 
Keniston 23N, married Luther Rice 1 24M. We are 
unable to find any record of this family. 



CHAPTER XII. 

THE TRIBE OF RUTH. 

Ruth Vittum 24N, daughter of WiUiam 8N, son of 
WilHam 3N, son of WilHam IN, was born in Hampton, 
N. H., June 17, 1 755, was baptized in Hampton, July 4, 
1756, and died in Tamworth, N. H., March 15, 1821. 
In 1 776 she was married by Daniel Beede (probably J. P.) 
to Mark Jewell 125M, of Stevenson Hill, Tamworth, N. H. 
— usually known in early life as Mark Jewell, Jr. 

It will be seen from this statement that the children 
of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell were all named Jewell. The 
Tribe of Ruth is the Tribe of Jewell. While it is outside 
the limits of this record to discuss at length the Jewell 
Genealogy, a few statements are necessary for a clear expla- 
nation concerning this branch of the Vittum Family. There 
are many Jewells in different parts of the country and some 
are eminent. Four are found in the last edition of "Who's 
Who In America." They are traced back to at least two 
independent immigrations from England. So there are two 
"Jewell Books". One does not contain the name of Mark 
Jewell who married Ruth Vittum. The other book, con- 
taining his name and the names of his children, is entitled 
"The Jewell Record." Any attempt to separate the two 
Jewell families is made difficult by the fact that there have 
been various intermarriages between them. 

Mark Jewell, Sr., father of Mark Jewell, Jr., 125M, 
who married Ruth Vittum 24N, was born in Devonshire, 



82 THf: VITTUM FOLKS 

England (Lorna Doon Country) about 1721, and came 
to America in 1 743. He married an American, Mary Smith 
of Newington, and settled in Durham, N. H. His son, 
Mark, Jr., 125M, who married Ruth Vittum 25N, was a 
pioneer of Tamworth, N. H. Rev. Samuel Hidden was 
ordained as the first pastor of Tamworth and remained 
in that position until his death. In 1842 a Memoir of 
Mr. Hidden was written by Rev. Mr. Coggswell, who con- 
sulted the private papers of Mr. Hidden as well as the 
public records. Mr. Coggswell makes this statement: 

"The first white man who setded in Tamworth was 
Mark Jewell (1772) * * * He settled upon what 
is now called Stevenson Hill, removing about six years there- 
after to what is now called Birch Intervale. He is now 
living in good health (1842) aged eighty-nine. * * '^ 
Soon after Mr. Jewell's settlement he was followed by his 
brother, Bradbury Jewell, who was elected one of the 
selectmen at the first town meeting in Tamworth, July 2, 
1777." 

These two brothers were both prominent in public 
affairs. Mark was especially active in enlisting soldiers 
during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Coggswell evidently 
thought that their father, Mark, Sr., lived in Sandwich, 
but the family tradition is that he came to Sandwich and 
Tamworth to visit his sons, was taken suddenly ill, died 
Feb. 19, 1 787, and was buried in Sandwich, his being the 
first grave in the cemetery at Sandwich Lower Corner, near 
the spot occupied by the first Congregational Church. His 
widow continued to reside in Durham, N. H., until her 
death, April 1 7, 1 796. 

Mark Jewell, Jr., 125M, married three wives and was 
the father of sixteen children. There are contradictory 
statements concerning his children as to which were born 
of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 24N. Fortunately we have been 



THE TRIBE OF RUTH 83 

able to examine a paper written and signed by Mark Jewell 
with bis own band, in wbicb be gives tbe following as chil- 
dren of bis marriage witb Rutb: 

Joseph 271 n, Unnamed child 272n, born Nov. 30, 
1 778 ; Bradbury 273n, David 274n, Unnamed child 275n, 
born Dec. 27, 1 783; Abigail 276n, Unnamed child 277n, 
born March 23, 1787; Mary 278n, Mark 279n. Asa 
280n, Jacob 28 In, Nancy 282n. 

Mark Jewell 125M, adds: "We moved to Birch 
Intervale, March 29, 1 784." This Birch Intervale, now 
called Wonalancet, was a neighborhood including several 
homesteads in Sandwich, Tamworth, and Burton, now 
Albany. He owned much land in that vicinity, and some 
of his deeds give his residence as Burton; but a readjust- 
ment of boundary placed his homestead in Sandwich, where 
the "Jewell Place" is still a familiar landmark. He adds 
to this account: "We moved to Tamworth, March 15, 
1 789." This was a return to Stevenson Hill, where many 
years after Grover Cleveland established his summer resi- 
dence. Mark Jewell sometimes preached, but it does not 
appear that he was ever settled as pastor of a church. The 
"Elder" Jewell who introduced the Baptist faith into Sand- 
wich belonged to an entirely different family. 

According to facts given above, all the Jewells that are 
descendants of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 24N, are related 
to all the Vittums ; and all the Vittums that are descendants 
of the three daughters of Ruth that married husbands named 
Vittum — Stephen Vittum 603N, Jeremiah Vittum 36N, 
Orlando W. Vittum 608N — are related to all the Jewells 
of the family to which Mark Jewell belonged. 

Joseph Jewell 27 In, son of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 
24N, was born in Tamworth, N. H., June 30, 1 777. He 
married Betsey Hayes 126m, July I 1, 1803, and died July 
14, 1844. 



84 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Bradbury Jewell 273n, son of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 
24N, was born in Tamworth, N. H., Oct. 29, 1 779, and 
died April 11,1 840. He married Mary Chapman 1 2 7m, 
often called Polly, Rev. Samuel Hidden officiating, June 5, 
1806. To them were born two sons: David Jewell 283n, 
and Bradbury Jewell 284n. 

David Jewell 274n, son of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 
24N, was born in Tamworth, Jan. 30, 1 782, and died 
April 4, 1841. He married Ruth Clough 128m, April 4, 
1841. To them were born three daughters: Rosilla 285n, 
of whom we can find no record; Peggy 286n, of whom we 
can find no record; and Belinda, whose record is given 
below. 

Belinda Jewell 28 7n, daughter of David Jewell 274n, 
married Daniel Quimby 1 29m. They lived on the farm 
still occupied by a grandson near the North Sandwich 
Schoolhouse. To them were born : Lydia Ellen Quimby 
288n, and Ezra J. Quimby 289n. 

Lydia Ellen Quimby 288n, daughter of Belinda 
(Jewell) Quimby was born in Sandwich, N. H., and mar- 
ried William Burbank 1 30m, who was a volunteer in the 
war of the Sixties, serving as sergeant during some severe 
engagements. They lived for a time on a farm near 
Durgin's Mills, Sandwich, then removed to Center Harbor. 
To them were born: Arthur Burbank 290n, William Bur- 
bank 29 In, who is now married, Fred Burbank 292n, and 
a daughter numbered 293n whose name we cannot learn. 
Mrs. Burbank 288n has contracted a second marriage and 
is living in Maine. Name unknown. 

Ezra J. Quimby 289n, son of Belinda (Jewell) 
Quimby 287n, was born in Sandwich, N. H., May 14, 
1847, and died Dec. 24, 1886. He married Lizzie L. 
Cook 131m Oct. 8, 1 880 ; they resided at North Sandwich. 



THE TRIBE OF RUTH 85 

To them were born two children, Georgie B. Quimby 294n, 
and Wilbur Ezra Quimby 295 n. 

Georgie B. Quimby 294n, daughter of Ezra J. 
Quimby 289n, was born in Sandwich, Nov. 4, 1882, and 
died Jan. 7, 1897. 

Wilbur Ezra Quimby 295n, son of Ezra J. Quimby 
289n, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Nov. 4, 1886, and 
married Ida W. Lindstrom 132m Nov. 4, 1908. He 
resides at North Sandwich on the farm formerly occupied 
by his father and grandfather. One child has been born 
to this union, Rosealie E. Quimby 296n. 

Abigail Jewell 276n 285 M, daughter of Ruth (Vit- 
tum) Jewell 24N, was born May 20, 1785, at Birch 
Intervale on a farm now included within the boundaries of 
Sandwich, N. H. She died July 21,1 844. Oct. 1 1 , 
1 808, she was married to her cousin, Stephen Vittum 603N 
1 33m, under whose name the record of their children may 
be found. 

Mary Jewell 278n, daughter of Ruth (Vittum) 
Jewell 24N, was born in what is now included in Sand- 
wich, March 5, 1 788, and died in Sandwich Dec. 28, 
1841. March 11, 1812, she was married to her cousin 
Jeremiah Vittum 36N 1 34m, by Rev. Samuel Hidden. 
For the record of their family see Jeremiah Vittum 36N. 

Mark Jewell 279n, son of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 
24N, was born in Tamworth May 1 9, 1 790. He was 
married to Catherine Sinclair 135m, Feb. 25, 1813, by 
Rev. Samuel Hidden. One child was born to this family, 
Nancy Jewell 29 7n , who married Ferdenand Huckins 
136m, and resided in Tamworth. 

Asa Jewell 280n, son of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell 24N. 
was born in Tamworth, April 29, 1 792, and died in 
October, 1856. He was married Nov. 14, 1816, by Rev. 
Samuel Hidden to Sally Hoit 137m, and resided in Tarn- 



86 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

worth. To them were born: Albert Jewell 298n, and 
Rebecca Jewell 299n. 

Albert Jewell 298n, son of Asa Jewell 280n, married 
Mary P. Morse 1 38m, sister of George Morse 141m. The 
family removed to Canada. Children were born to this 
union as follows: Sarah Abbie Jewell 300n, Elizabeth 
Jewell 30 1 n, one other numbered 302n, name unknown. 

Rebecca Jewell 299n daughter of Asa Jewell 280n, 
died unmarried. 

Jacob Jewell 28 In, son of Ruth (Vittum) Jewell, 
24N, was borni in Tamworth March 31,1 794, and mar- 
ried Hannah Bickford 1 39n Jan. 14, 1815. They resided 
in Tamworth. To them was born one son, Alvah Jewell 
302n. In his old age Jacob Jewell 28 In resided with his 
granddaughter Hannah Jane (Jewell) Morse 304n at 
Weed's Mills, Sandwich, now known as Whiteface. 

Alvah Jewell 303n, son of Jacob Jewell 28 In, was 
jiarried Oct. 1 6, 1 839, to Jane Rowe 1 40m by W. Randal 
(probably J. P.) To them was born one daughter, Hannah 
Jane Jewell 304n, in 1841. She married George Morse 
141m, brother of Mary P. Morse 1 38m, and resided at 
Weed's Mills where she died in 1910. No children. 

Nancy Jewell 282n 376M, daughter of Ruth (Vit- 
tum) Jewell 24N, was born in Tamworth, N. H., July 14, 
1797, and died Oct. 10, 1823. She married her cousin 
Orlando Weed Vittum 608N 142m. Her children are 
recorded under Orlando W. Vittum 608N. 



CHAPTER XIII. 

THE TRIBE OF JOHN. 

John Vittum 25N, son of William 8N, son of 
William 3N, son of William 1 N, was born in Hampton, 
N. H., baptized Oct. 29, 1 758, which was probably not 
long after his birth. He married, Nov. 1 , 1 782, Elizabeth 
Mudgett I43N, whose family was prominent in the early 
settlement of Sandwich. Her nephews, Jesse Mudgett and 
David Mudgett, are remembered by many still living. It 
is said that this family removed to Wisconsin some years 
after their marriage, but their children and grandchildren 
seem to have settled in or near Sandwich. The following 
list of their children is believed to be correct, but as it is im- 
possible to determine the dates of their birth, there are 
probably errors in regard to the order in which they are giv- 
en: John 305N, Thomas 306N, Tufton 307N, Moses 
308N, Dolly or Dorothy 309N, Betsey 3 ION, Polly or 
Mary 31 IN, Lydia 312N, Sally 31 3N. 

John Vittum 305N, son of John 25N, was married to 
Mary or Polly Flanders, I44M Aug. 5, 1805, by Rev. 
Samuel Hidden. He was still living within the memory of 
the present writer with his eldest son on the farm which 
he had previously cultivated near Bearcamp River below the 
Pond. His death according to my recollection occurred 
about 1863. His children were as follows:- Samuel F. 
314N, Elias 3I5N, Eliza 316N, Mary 317N, Amasa 
318N. 



88 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Samuel F. Vittum 314N. son of John 305N, was 
married Nov. 8, 1826, by Elder Benj. R. Hoit to 
Mehitable Keniston I45M, who was the mother of his 
children. To them were born: George S., 1 1 84N, Giles 
L. 1185N. Susan 1186N, D. P. Smith 1187N. Grace 
319N, Armine 320N, Eliza 32 IN. Samuel F. Vittum 
3I4N is mentioned in Chapter VII as the man who volun- 
teered in the Sixties with his three sons. Only one of his sons 
lived to return. He served in the 14th N. H. V., Company 
K, and was discharged as disabled, April 28, 1865. He 
contracted a second marriage with Mary (Mudgett) (Wat- 
son) (Vittum) 286 M, who had been the second wife of 
Stephen Vittum 603 N. She was a niece of Elizabeth 
(Mudgett) Vittum 143M. No children were born to her 
by either of her three marriages. 

George S. Vittum 1 1 84N, son of Samuel F. 314N, 
married Margaret Osgood 1 46M. To them were born: 
Charles Warren 1 1 88N, and Susan Jane 1 1 89N. George 
S. Vittum 1 184N volunteered in 1861 and served in Com- 
pany F 2nd N. H. V. He re-enlisted for three years after 
the expiration of his term of service, was wounded at Gettys- 
burg, July 2, 1863, died July 13, 1863. His children 
were cared for by their grandfather, Samuel F. Vittum 
314N. 

Charles Warren Vittum 1 1 88N, son of George S. 
1 184N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., March 31, 1854. 
As a child he lived at the home of his grandfather, Samuel 
F. Vittum 314N. Later on he worked at various occupa- 
tions, and largely by self-help secured an education. After a 
course in the New Hampshire Normal School at Plymouth, 
N. H., and some experience in teaching, he went to Kansas 
where he continued in his profession. Sept. 14, 1 879 he was 
married to Nannie Maria Simpson 147M. Leaving the 
school-room, he entered the business field, in which he pros- 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 89 

pered ; but because of failing health he retired to a large 
farm which he purchased in Sandwich at the junction of 
Cold River with the Bearcamp. He died June 4, 1916. To 
this family were born: James Simpson 1 190N, Lottie Mae 
319N, George Warren 320N, Benjamin Leslie 32 IN. 

James Simpson Vittum 1 1 90N, was born Dec. 23, 
1881. He is now a physician practicing his profession 
with address 2916 No. Broadway, Muskogee, Okla. He 
was married Oct. 2, 1913, to Christina Meek 1 48M. To 
them have been born: Dorothy Nan 322N, born July 5, 
1914; James Simpson 323N, born Aug. 7, 1915; Mar- 
jorie Louise 324N, born Aug. 28, 1917; Lottie Evelyn 
325 N, born July 9, 1919; William Joseph 120 IN, born 
Nov. 30, 1921. 

Lottie Mae Vittum 319N, daughter of Charles W. 
1 188N, was born Feb. 15, 1884. She married, Oct. 5, 
1911, Cleveland Weed, 1 49M, who is a carpenter and 
contractor with home at North Sandwich, N. H. The 
children of this family are: Helen Weed 32 6n, born Oct. 
1 8, 1 9 1 2 ; Charles Larkin Weed 32 7n. born Feb. 8, 1 9 1 8. 

George Warren Vittum 320N, son of Charles W. 
1188N, was born Aug. 14, 1885, and married Dec. 1, 
1915, to Ethel Gertrude Strong 150M. Their present 
address is 226 W. 12th St., Okla. City, Okla. Children 
of this marriage: George Warren 328N, born Sept. 15, 
1916; Virginia 329N, born Jan. 3, 1918; Pauline 330N, 
born July 7, 1919; Charles William 33 IN, born Feb. 11, 
1921. 

Benjamin Leslie Vittum 32 IN, son of Charles W. 
1 1 88N, was born July 1 7, 1 889. He married, March 20, 
1917, Helen Sophia Cushman 1 5 1 M ; their present address 
is 821 N. F St., Muskogee, Okla. Children of this fam- 
ily: Ben Cushman 332N, born June 11, 1918; Helen 
Louise 333N, born Jan. 7, 1920. 



90 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Susan Jane Vittum 1 1 89N, daughter of George S. 
Vittum 315N, who was killed at Gettysburg, was born in 
Sandwich, where she lived after the death of her father with 
her grandfather, Samuel F. 314N. Little can be learned 

of her life after she left Sandwich. She married 

Kent 152M, and was the mother of four children. We 
have numbered them 334n, 335n, 336n, 337n, in the hope 
that sometime their names may be supplied. 

Giles L. Vittum n85N, son of Samuel F. 314N. 
volunteered in the Sixties and served in Company K 1 4th 
N. H. V. He died as the result of a wound Oct. 9, 
1 864. It is the present writer's impression that this was a 
re-enlistment, but I am unable to find any army record of an 
earlier service. He was unmarried. 

Susan Vittum 1 1 86N, daughter of Samuel F. 3 1 4N» 
died unmarried. 

D. P. Smith Vittum 1 187N, son of Samuel F. 314N. 
served in the Army under the name of David P. S. Vittum, 
but he was so universally known as "Smith" that he would 
hardly be recognized under that name. He volunteered 
Aug. 5, 1861, and served in Company G, 3rd N. H. V. 
He re-enlisted Jan. 1 , 1 864, and was finally discharged 
July 20, 1865. After many years* absence, he returned to 
Sandwich, as an aged veteran, and passed the last years of 
his life with relatives near the scenes of his birthplace. 

Grace E. Vittum 319N, daughter of Samuel F. 
314N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., in 1829, and died 
Feb. 28, 1899. She married John Clark 153M. To 
ihem were born: Lucy Maria Clark 338n; John Robert 
Clark 339n; Emily Lydia Clark 340n. 

Lucy Maria Clark 338n, daughter of Grace E. (Vit- 
tum) Clark 319N, was born in Sandwich in 1855, and is 
now living at North Sandwich. She married James Snow 
154m. To them were born: Nellie N. Snow 34 In, who 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 91 

was born in 1 880 and died in 1 909 ; she married Frank 
Brown 155m, and to them was born a child, Arthur 
Brown 344n ; Fannie Snow 342n is unmarried ; Emma Snow 
343n married Nathan Goodman 156m, they have one child, 
George Nathan Goodman 345n. 

John Robert Clark 339n, son of Grace E. (Vittum) 
Clark 319n, was born in 1859. He did not marry, and 
was very faithful to his mother and other members of the 
family. During the later years of his life he resided alone 
on the homestead near the foot of Ossipee Mountain, where 
his father and grandfather Clark had lived before him; 
he died in 1 920. 

Emily Lydia Clark 340n, daughter of Grace E. (Vit- 
tum) Clark 319N, resided for a time with her brother, 
J. R. Clark 339n, and died unmarried. 

Cleveland Clark 346n, grandson of Grace E. (Vit- 
tum) Clark 319N, resided for a time near the outlet of 
Bearcamp Pond. He removed to Massachusetts and is 
reported married. 

Armine Vittum 320N, daughter of Samuel F. 314N, 
was born in Sandwich in 1 834. She was married to 
Edgerly 157M^ and lived in an adjoining town, re- 
turning to Sandwich in her widowhood, where she died in 
1910. 

Eliza Vittum 32 1 N, daughter of Samuel F. 3 1 4N, 
married Otis Gannett 158M. In her widowhood she 
resided for several years with her sister Armine 320N, in a 
little house near her birthplace. She is still living. 

Elias Vittum 315N, son of John 305N, was born 
Oct. 9, 1816. He married, first, Jane I. Webster, 159M, 
Jan. 11, 1841, Rev. G. Leach, officiating. He married, 
second, Almira Carpenter 1 60M. Their home was two 
miles from North Sandwich P. O. on the road leading east. 
The children of Elias were as follows: John Andrew 34 7N, 



92 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

see below; Amasa Howard 348N, born Feb. 3, 1850, 
married Nora Brown 162M; Almira Jane 349N, born 
May 10, 1852. married Edward Weeks 163M, died Aug- 
ust. 1920; Parmelia E, 350N. born Oct. 13. 1854. mar- 
ried Frank Boothby 164M, and is now living in Saco, 
Maine; Ellen B. 35 IN. born June 14, 1856, married 
Frank Morrill 165M. now living in Alfred, Maine; Caro- 
line L. 352N, born Aug. 1, 1858, married Frank Chase 
166M. died in South Boston, 1889; Lucy E. 35 3N, born 
Aug. 26, 1862. married Benj. Parsons 167M, died in 
South Boston, 1889; Fanny P. 354N, born June 21, 
1867, married Fred York 1 68M, now living at Clark's 
Mills, Maine. We are unable to find positive information 
concerning the maternity of the members of this family. 
The Wentworth Genealogy, (vol. x. p. 1 ) claims them all 
as children of the second wife, who was a descendant of the 
Wentworth family; with this some of the old neighbors 
agree, but others feel quite sure that the two boys were sons 
of the first wife. 

John Andrew Vittum 347N, son of Elias 31 5N, was 
born in Sandwich, Nov. 28, 1847. He was married in 
1881, at Cambridge, Mass., to Martha Jane Fox 161M, 
who was born in Nova Scotia, July 30, 1854. He died 
June 4, 1 92 1 . Two children were born to this family, 
Albertha M. 355N, and Herbert D. 356N. 

Alberta M. Vittum 35 6N, daughter of John A. 
347N, was born Jan. 5, 1882. In 1909, she was mar- 
ried to Herbert L. Hammond 1 69M, of Augusta. Maine. 
They are now living in Cambridge, Mass. They have one 
son, John Hammond 35 7n, born in July. 191 1. 

Herbert D. Vittum 35 6N, son of John A, 34 7N, was 
born in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 31, 1887. He married 
Elizabeth Alice Leyland 1 70M, who was born Aug. 7, 
1886; they have one son, Richard Southerland 358N, born 



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April 21 , 191 1. He is a prominent business man of Bos- 
ton, merchandise manager of Houghton & Dutton Co., 
and has been president of the Boston Press Club. Address, 
55 Tremont St., Boston 9, Mass. 

Eliza Vittum 316N, daughter of John 305N. We 
have no report concerning her life. 

Mary Vittum 31 7N, daughter of John 305N. never 
married. She lived with several families at different periods 
of her life, and was highly regarded for her faithfulness and 
religious earnestness. 

Amasa Vittum 318N, son of John 305N, was not 
the youngest of the family as the position of his name 
seems to indicate. He was married by J. Furber, J. P., 
Jan. 31,1 828, to Hulda Wallace 1 7 1 M. He died young, 
and his wife was accused of his murder, but she was 
acquitted by the jury in a fair trial. For further details of 
the story, see Levi Wallace 928n. 

Charles Vittum 35 9N, grandson of John 305 N, has 
resided the most of his life in Meredith, N. H. He mar- 
ried, first, Josephine Goodwin 1 72M. Twin children were 
born to this family, 360N and 361 N, but both died young. 
He married, second, Jennie Smith 1 73M of Moultonboro; 
no children. 

Thomas Vittum 306N 123m, son of John 25N, was 
born in 1786, and died July 22, 1848. He married his 
cousin, Jennie Keniston, 269n 1 74M, Oct. 1, 1808. She 
was born in 1780, and died March 11, 1877. In the 
official record of their marriage her name is given Jane 
Caniston, which was an error of the official. To them 
were born two children. Patience 362N, and Nathaniel 
363N. 

Patience Vittum 362N, daughter of Thomas 306i\' 
and Jennie (Keniston) Vittum 269n, married Daniel York 
1 75M. The children of this marriage were as follows: 



94 THE V^TTUM FOLKS 

Jane 364n, Thomas 365n, Elsie 366n. Hannah 367n. 

Jane York 364n, was the daughter of Patience (Vit- 
tum) York 362N. Information concerning her is so con- 
tradictory, that it seems best to omit it ahogether. 

Thomas York 365n, son of Patience (Vittum) York 
362N, served several years in the army during the war of 
the Sixties, but we do not have his official record. He 
married Harriet Bragg 1 76m, and had one son. Will York 
368n 55M. Will York married, first, Carrie Vittum 1 72N 
1 77m. He married second, Mrs, Helen Severance 1 78m. 
No children. 

Elsie York 366n, daughter of Patience (Vittum) 

York 362N, married Fogg, 1 79m, who served several 

years in the army during the war of the Sixties, dying in the 
service. Two sons were born to this marriage, 369n and 
370n, both of whom died in early childhood. She 
married, second, Albion P. Richardson 1 80m. They 
resided in Moultonboro. One son was born to them, 37 In. 

Hannah York 367n, daughter of Patience (Vittum) 
York 362N, was married Aug. 1 7, 1869, by Rev. Hugh 
Beede, to Charles Moulton 1 8 1 n, of Moultonboro. She 
had one son 372n. 

Nathaniel Vittum 363 N, 478M, son of Thomas 
306N, married his father's cousin, Lucy Vittum 1 029N 
182M. To them were born: Oscar Thomas 373N, Sarah 
Jane 374N. Alfred 375N, Otis 376N, Lucy Grace 377N, 
Dolly Watson 378N called Dora in later life, Sargent 
379N. Their family home was on the level plain east 
of the Schoolhouse at the foot of Ossipee Mountain. 

Oscar Thomas Vittum 373N, son of Nathaniel 363N 
was bom Oct. 2, 1838. In early life he was associated 
with Joseph Wentworth of Sandwich (Lower Corner) in the 
mercantile business. Later, he settled on a farm near the 
Moultonboro line. He was married in June, 1871, to 



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Annie Agusta Palmer 183M. He died May 9, 1918. 
His widow is now living in Sandwich. Address South 
Tamworth R. F. D. To them were born two children, 
Jennie 380N and Otis 38 IN. 

Jennie Vittum 380N, daughter of Oscar T. 373N, 
was born Oct. 21, 1872. She was married in November, 
1 894, to George Henry Davey, 1 84M, who died Feb. 8, 
1910. Mrs. Davey is now living in Sandwich, address 
R. F. D. South Tamworth, N. H. To them were born 
nine children, as follows: Alice Pearl Davey 382n, see 
below; Philip Clifton Davey 383n, born June 12, 1895; 
Hazel Annette Davey 384n, born Apr. 5, 1899; Doris 
Agusta Davey 1 1 22n, see below; Otis Earl Davey 1 123n, 
born July 31, 1 903 ; Bertha Marie Davey 1 1 24n, born 
Mar. 1 4, 1 905, died in June, 1 905 ; Bernard Myron Davey 
n25n, born Mar. 14, 1905, died in May, 1905; Law- 
rence Elroy Davey 1126n, born Jan. 24, 1907; Edna 
Frances Davey 1 127n, born Apr. 27, 1909, died Aug. 3, 
1921. 

Alice Pearl Davey 382n, daughter of Jennie (Vittum) 
Davey 380N, was born June 12, 1895; she was married 
March 3, 1915, to George Roland Smith 185m. They 
reside in Sandwich, address R. F. D. South Tamworth, 
N. H. To them have been born: Samuel Maurice Smith 
1128n, Aug. 27, 1917; Clyde Roland Smith 1129n. 
Nov. 14. 1919; Pearl Elizabeth Smith 1 1 30n, July 3, 
1921. 

Doris Agusta Davey 1 1 22n, daughter of Jennie (Vit- 
tum) Davey 380N, was born May 18, 1901. She was 
married, Nov. 20, 1919, to Millard Roy Foss 186m. To 
ihem was born a child 1 1 3 1 n, that died in infancy. They 
reside at Moultonboro, N. H. 

Otis Vittum 38 IN, son of Oscar T., 373N, was born 
July 27, 1874. He was married June 2, 1897, to Bertha 



96 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Danforth 505M; they reside at South Tamworth, N. H. 
To them were born: Dehli 1 132N, born June 18, 1898. 
died in infancy; Viola Danforth 1 1 33N, see below; Alfred 
Otis n34N, born Dec. 9, 1902. 

Viola Danforth Vittum 1133N, daughter of Otis 
38 IN, was born Aug. 27, 1899. She married in 1915 
Frank Green 506M; they reside at Center Harbor, and 
have one child, Phyllis Mary Green 1 1 35n. 

Sarah Jane Vittum 374N, daughter of Nathaniel 
363N, married first, Wesley Knowlton 507M, and, sec- 
ond, Thomas Kelly 508M. She is now a widow, and after 
a long and efficient life, resides with a niece at Center 
Harbor, N. H. Though past fourscore, her physical 
strength is good and her intellect keen. She has no children. 

Alfred Vittum 375N, son of Nathaniel 363N, was 
married Oct. 11,1 866, by Rev. Royal McDonald, to 
Hulda Abbott 509M. He died many years go, leaving 
no children. 

Otis Vittum 376N, son of Nathaniel 363N, re- 
moved in early life to Canton, 111., where he became a pros- 
perous farmer, and accumulated a comfortable fortune. He 
died unmarried. 

Lucy Grace Vittum 377N, daughter of Nathaniel 
363N, died unmarried. 

Dolly Watson Vittum 378N, usually called Dora 
or Doris, daughter of Nathaniel 363N, married first, John 
Dearborn 5 1 OM ; second, Fred Green 5 1 1 M. She died 
many years ago. No children were born to the second 
marriage. To the first marriage, the following were bornr 
Florine Dearborn 1 1 36n, Nell Dearborn 1137n, Grace 
Dearborn I 1 38n, Wilbur Dearborn 1 1 39n. 

Florine Dearborn 1 1 36n, daughter of Dolly W. 
(Vittum) Dearborn 378N, was born in 1875. She mar- 
ried John Smith 5 1 2m, and resides at Green's Corner near 



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Center Harbor N. H. To this family two children have 
been born, Margarite Smith 1 1 40n, and Floyd Smith 
1141n. 

Nell Dearborn 1 137n, daughter of Dolly W. (Vit- 
tum) Dearborn 378N, was born in 1879. 

Grace Dearborn 1 1 38n, daughter of Dolly W. (Vit- 
tum) Dearborn 378N, was born in 1882. She married 
Fred Berry 5 1 3m, and has two children, Leonard Berry 
i ]42n, and Louva Berry 1 143n. 

Wilbur Dearborn 1 1 39n, son of Dolly W. (Vittum) 
Dearborn 378N, was born in 1888. He married Mollie 
Avery 5 1 4m, and has two children, Dorothy Dearborn 
1 1 44n and Mabel Dearborn 1 1 45n. 

Sargent Vittum 379N, son of Nathaniel 363N, 
died unmarried. 

Tufton Vittum 307N, son of John Vittum 25N, was 
born in 1790, and died March 2, 1863. He married 
Phebe Bradbury 187M, who died Sept. 22, 1871, aged 
79 years. To them were born: Susan 385N, Katherine 
386N, Albert 387N, John 388N, Phebe 389N, Sally 
390N, Cyrus B. 39 IN and Lemuel 392N twin sons. The 
family home was a short distance west of the Vittum School 
house. 

Susan Vittum 385N, daughter of Tufton 307N, is 
recorded in an old family record as having "died small." 
Nothing more can be learned. 

Katherine Vittum 386N, daughter of Tufton 307N, 
married David Ricker 1 88M. Their farm was the highest 
on the side of Ossipee Mountain, east of the Schoolhouse, 
v/here the cellar, well and some old apple trees may still be 
seen, almost surrounded with forest. Mr. Ricker also built 
a small house near the Schoolhouse on the north side of 
the road leading west, so that his wife might be near her 
mother during his absence. He was a man of unusual in- 



98 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

telligence and energy, as shown by the fact that he sought 
his fortune in Cahfornia about 1850. His wife received 
a message that he had succeeded beyond his expectation, 
and was starting for home. He died mysteriously on the 
way, perhaps was murdered, probably robbed. Mrs. Rick- 
er was a living genealogical register, and to her, through her 
daughter Louisa 393n, we are indebted for many facts 
appearing in this volume. Unfortunately the present writer 
was not wise enough to consult her in person before her 
death which occurred many years ago. Left by hei^ hus- 
band with four small children, she cared for them wisely 
and well, and they never knew the pinch of poverty. Their 
names as as follows:- Louisa Ricker 393n, Frank David 
Ricker 394n, Alonzo Ricker 395 n, Nettie Ricker 396n. 

Louisa Ricker 393n, daughter of Katherine (Vittum) 
Ricker 386N, was born in 1844 and died Nov. 1 6, 1902. 
She married John Newm.an Hilton, 1 89m in 1865. He 
died in 1 906 aged 63 years. Their home was on the "Hil- 
ton Place" on "Spring Hill." The homestead is now the 
summer residence of Miss Sturgis. Mrs. Hilton was an 
invalid for the most of her life, and unable to live as she 
had hoped in youth. Two children were born to this 
family: Gilman Hilton 39 7n, born in 1865 who still spends 
a part of his time at North Sandwich, and is unmarried; 
Elizabeth J. Hilton, 398n born in 1885 or 1886; she 
married in 1909 Cecil Fernald 539m, a son Carl 399n 
was born to this union in 1910. They reside at Jackson, 
N. H. 

Albert Vittum 387N, son of Tufton 307N, married 
Mrs. Harriet Johnson 191M. Their home was a house 
which formerly stood on tha hill directly east from the out- 
let of Bearcamp Pond. To them were born two children: 
Louise Vittum 400N, and James Arthur Vittum 40 IN. 

Louise Vittum 400N, daughter of Albert 38 7N, wa?i 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 99 

an actress and concert singer in Boston, where she died 
many years ago. 

James Arthur Vittum, 401 N, son of Albert 387N. 
is no longer living. He married and had at least one 
child, Louis Vittum 402 N. 

John Vittum 388N, son of Tufton Vittum 30 7N. 
married Abbie Bradbury 192M. They lived at the end 
of the road east of the Schoolhouse, at the foot of Ossipee 
Mountain, and close to the Tamworth line. They had two 
children, Roselvo, 403N, and Warren 404N. 

Roselvo Vittum 403N, son of John 388N, married 
Annie E. French I93M, who afterwards married John C. 
Watson 505n. They lived near the southwest corner of 
Bearcamp Pond on the Higher Vittum Hill. Roselvo was 
industrious and prosperous, but died young of tuberculosis. 
No children. 

Warren Vittum 404N, son of John 388N, was mar- 
ried to Abbie Ladd 194M, of Moultonboro, Nov. 7. 1875, 
by Rev. Hugh Beede. He is said to be cultivating a fruit 
farm somewhere in the west. He is reported to have child- 
ren, but their names and the address of the father we are 
unable to learn. 

Phebe Vittum 389N, daughter of Tufton 30 7N, 
married Charles Flanders 195M. They lived close to the 
outlet of Bearcamp Pond. To them were born three 
children: Orianna Flanders 405n, see below; Edwin Flan- 
ders 406n who died young; Otis Flanders 40 7n v/ho died 
young. 

Orianna Flanders 405n, daughter of Phebe (Vit- 
tum) Flanders 389N, married John Hersey 196m of 
Tuftonboro, N. H. To them were born: Eddie Hersey 
408n, and Ethel Hersey 409n. 

Cyrus B. Vittum 39 IN, son of Tufton 307N, was 
born in Sandwich in 1839. He volunteered and entered 



100 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

the army, Oct. 31, 1861. He was with Co. D. 6 N. H. 
V. at the battle of Bull's Run, and was wounded in the 
wilderness. Before the term of his enlistment expired, he 
reenlisted for the remainder of the war, and was made a 
Corporal, Dec. 24, 1863, and was finally mustered out 
June 30, 1865. After the war, he married Lizzie Dodge 
197M of Tamworth. Their home was south of the 
Schoolhouse on the Moultonboro road. To them were 
born: Everett 4 ION, Arthur L. 41 IN, William 412N, 
Leonard H. 413N, Nettie Grace 4I4N. 

Everett Vittum 4 ION, son of Cyrus B. 39 IN, was 
born in Sandwich May 19, 1867. He married in 1902, 
Mabel Haynes 1 98M of Waltham, Mass. They reside 
at Kendall Green, Mass., and have one child, Warren E. 
Vittum 41 5N, born August, 1904.. 

Arthur L. Vittum 4 1 1 N, son of Cyrus B. 39 1 N, was 
born in Sandwich, Nov. 23, 1869. He married Ida 
Burnes, 1 99M, and resides at Kendall Green, Mass., To 
them have been born: William A. Vittum 416N, born 
1893, who served over seas durmg the World War; 
Ralph E. Vittum 41 7N, see below; Raymond Vittum 
4 1 8N, born 1908. 

Ralph E. Vittum 41 7N, son of Arthur L. 41 IN, 
was born in 1894. He married, July 1917, Violet Doug- 
las 515M. They have one daughter Barbara 419N, born 
Oct. 1918. 

William Vittum 412N, son of Cyrus B. 39 IN, was 
born Nov. 25, 1870; he is unmarried and lives in Sand- 
wich. 

Leonard H. Vittum 41 3N. son of Cyrus 39 IN, was 
born in Sandwich Dec. 7, 1877. He married Laura I. 
Hutchinson 200M, of Whitman, Mass. They reside at 
South Tamworth and have no children. 

Nettie Grace Vittum 414N, daughter of Cyrus B. 



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39 IN, was born June 8, 1883. She married James A. 
Pierce 201M of Whiteface, Sandwich, N. H. To them 
have been born : Francis Pierce 420n, born March I 1 , 
1908; Maurice Pierce 42 In born June 29, 1910; Don- 
ald Pierce 422n. 

Lemuel Vittum 392N 515m, son of Tufton 307N, 
was born in Sandwich in 1839. He volunteered in the 
Sixties and served about two years in Co. K, 1 4 Reg. N 
H V. As a citizen, he was a man of tireless industry and 
excellent character, respected by all who knew him. His 
home was on a farm near the Schoolhouse, on the road 
leading west. He married his second cousin, Climena Wal- 
lace 94yn 202M, who was born Feb. 22, 1830, and died 
July 12, 1899. (She was the sister of Lucinda Wallace 
942n.) To the family of Lemuel and Climena Vittum 
were born: Jacob F. 42 3N, Darius B. 424N, Allen L. 
425N, Aubrey M. 426N, Nettie 427N, Carrie I. 428N, 
Sadie 429N or Sarah. 

Jacob F. Vittum 423N, son of Lemuel 392N, lived 
for many years on a farm between the lower and higher 
parts of Vittum Hill, but has recently removed. He married 
Mary Olive Vittum 488N 203M. To them were born: 
"Little Brother" 430N, Ina G. 43 IN, Herbert A. 432N. 
Ernest 433N, Myrtie M. 434N. 

Ina G. Vittum 43 IN, daughter of Jacob F. 423N, 
was born March 5, 1881. She was married Sept. 9. 
1909, by Rev. William P. White to Leverett C. Felch 
204M. He is both carpenter and farmer, with a home on 
the slope of the Higher Vittum Hill. No children. 

Herbert A. Vittum 432N, son of Jacob F. 423N, 
was born Mar. 9, 1 883. He was married in 1 906 by A. 
E. Lee J. P.. to Alice H. Clark 205M. To them have 
been born: Dorothy Thelma 435N, born Jan. 18, 1907; 
Merton C. 436N born Mar. 8, 1908; Margaret 437N, 



102 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

born Dec. 2, 1913; Mary L 438N, born May 17. 1920. 

Ernest Vittum 433N, son of Jacob F. 423N, was 
born June 17, 1885. He was married Aug. 16, 1911 
by Rev. W. C. Bartlett, to Agnes M. Ames 206M. They 
have one son, Kenneth F. 439N, born Aug. 8, 1913. 

Myrtie M. Vittum 434N, daughter of Jacob F. 
423N, was born Oct 20, 1888. She was married Dec. 
24, 1918 by Rev. E. S. Coller, to Clifton C. Goodwin 
207M. No children. 

Darius B. Vittum 424N, son of Lemuel 392N, is a 
prosperous business man in Kendall Green, Mass. He 
married his cousin, Elleri Esther Cutting 965n 208M. To 
them were born, George F. 440N, Walter A. 441 N, Lem- 
uel F. 442N. 

George F. Vittum 440N, son of Darius 424N, was 
born July 30, 1875. He married Olive Perrin 209M. 
No children. 

Walter A. Vittum 441 N, son of Darius 424N, was 
born Jan. 19, 1878. He married Ethel C. Bohonan 
2 1 OM. To them were born: Lillian B. 442N, Dorothy E. 
443N, May E. 444N, Edith M. 445N. 

Lemuel F. Vittum 442N, son of Darius 424N, was 
born June 30, 1 882. He married Frances McArthur 
21 IM. To them were born: Muriel R. Vittum 446N, 
Kenneth B. Vittum 447N. 

Allen L. Vittum 42 5 N son of Lemuel 392 N was 
married to Martha Corlis 212M Sept. 16, 1880, by Rev. 
Lorenzo Draper. They live on the Lower Vittum Hill on a 
farm adjoining the original Vittum homestead of William 
8N, the Sandwich pioneer. They combine farming with 
the entertaining of summer guests. No children. 

Aubrey Maitland Vittum 426N, son of Lemuel 
392N, lives a short distance west of the Vittum School 
house. He married first, Emeline E. Chandler 213M. To 



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them were born: Ada B. 448N, and Arthur M. 449N. 
Aubrey M. 426N married, second, Mrs. Mabel (Knight) 
Basset, 2 1 4M Mar. 11,1916. No children. 

Ada B. Vittum 448N, daughter of Aubrey M. 
426N, was born in 1894, and married Casper S. 
Hawes 215M in 1913. To them were born: Dora Hawes 
450n, Nov. 10, 1913; Frances Hawes 45 In; Virginia 
Hawes 452n. 

Arthur M. Vittum 449N, son of Aubrey M. 426N, 
v/as married Feb. 6, 1 9 1 6, by Rev. E. S. Coller to S. 
Pernie Whitehouse 2 1 6M. Their home is in Lynn, Mass. 
They have one child, Raly LeRoy Vittum 45 3N, born 
in 1917. 

Nettie Vittum 42 7N daughter of Lemuel 392N, died 
in childhood. 

Carrie I. Vittum 428N 439m daughter of Lemuel 
392N, married, Sept. 24, 1879, her cousin Marshall John 
Cutting, 966n 2 1 7M, who was born May 24, 1 855. They 
reside at Kendall Green, Mass. To them were born : Mar- 
shall Cutting 454n, Little Sister, 455n born March 2, 
1883, died April 14, 1883, Sadie M. Cutting 456n, 
Grace L. Cutting 45 7n, Ruth M. Cutting 45 8n. 

Marshall Cutting 454n, son of Carrie (Vittum) 
Cutting 428N, was born Jan. 28, 1881. He married 
Minora L. Brown 218m. No children reported. 

Sadie M. Cutting 45 6n, daughter of Carrie (Vit- 
tum) Cutting 428N was born Sept. 6, 1885. She mar- 
ried Walter A. Bryant 2 1 9m. They have one child, Mar- 
jorie Bryant 459n. 

Grace L. Cutting 45 7n, daughter of Carrie (Vittum) 
Cutting 428N, was born Jan. 1, 1893. 

Ruth M. Cutting 458n, daughter of Carrie (Vittum) 
Cutting 45 7n, was born Oct. 22, 1895. She married Cle- 
ment S. Richardson 220m. No children reported. 



104 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Sadie Vittum 429N. daughter of Lemuel 392N. 
died in childhood. 

Moses Vittum 308N 526IV1, son of John 
Vittum 25N, was married to his cousin Sally Vittum 
1079N 221M by Ezekiel French J. P. In later life he 
lived near the Prescott Mill Pond on Beaver Brook, and 
when passed eighty, was noted among the boys for his 
skill as a fisherman. Three children were born to this 
family: Dorothy 460N frequently called Dolly, Alpheus 
461 N, Mary Olive 462N. 

Dorothy or Dolly Vittum 460N 248m, daughter of 
Moses 308N, was born December 1 82 1 and died March 
27, 1908. She married her cousin Ross C. Graves 506n 
222M. Their home was on the Lower Vittum Hill, on the 
north side of the highway, nearly opposite the original home- 
stead of William 8N the Sandwich pioneer. In early 
times it was the residence of Tufton Vittum 29N, father 
of what we have called thd "Tribe of Tufton," and was 
the birthplace of Daniel Wicks Vittum 1077N who was 
the grandfather of Miss Harriet E. Vittum 1087N of Chi- 
cago to whom this book is dedicated. Mr. Graves was a 
thrifty farmer and dealt largely in cattle. To this family 
were born: Aubrey M. Graves 463n, Daniel Vitturn 
Graves 464n, Sarah Celinda Graves 465n, Isaac Graves 
466n, Lizzie C. Graves 467n. 

Aubrey M. Graves 463n, son of Dorothy (Vittum) 
Graves 309N, was born in May, 1843, and died Feb. 23, 
1920. He married Louise Sanborn 223m. Their home 
was on the south side of Vittum Hill, where the road forks 
for Sandwich Lower Corner and Moultonboro. They were 
farmers and entertamed summer visitors. To them were 
born: Mabel Graves 468n, and Ross M. Graves 469n. 

Mabel 468n, daughter of Aubrey M. Graves 463n, 
married Boyle 224m. Their home is in Moul- 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 105 

tonboro in the neighborhood known as Holland street — for 
what reason we do not know, since it is an elevated spot 
from which can be seen a far-stretching landscape includ- 
ing many mountains. They are farmers and open a board- 
ing house in summer. No children. 

Ross M. Graves 469n, son of Aubrey M. Graves 
463n, was born in 1876 or 1877. He married first Annie 
M. Bemis 225m. To them were born two children: a soa 
470n, Sept. 17, 1907; a second child 47 In was born 
April 20, 1911. He married second Florentine E. (Cram) 
Prince 226m. No children have been born to this union. 
Mr. Graves is a farmer and lumberman, a man industrious 
and successful. 

Daniel Vittum Graves 464n son of Dorothy (Vittum) 
Graves 460N, remained on the family homestead. An ac- 
cident in early life deprived him of one arm, but it did not 
hinder him from caring for his mother in her old age. In 
later life he was associated with his nephew Clarence E. 
Graves 472n in working the farm. He died unmarried in 

1921. 

Sarah Celinda Graves 465n, daughter of Dorothy 
(Vittum) Graves 460N, married Henry Hodgkins 227m 
of Tamworth. Their home was in Meredith, N. H. She 
died leaving no children. 

Isaac Graves 466n, son of Dorothy (Vittum) 
Graves 460N, is a prosperous farmer living on a farm be- 
tween the lower and higher parts of Vittum Hill. He 
married first Clara Donovan 228m. To this union was 
born one son, Clarence E. Graves 472n. He married sec- 
ond Lizzie Hodgdon 229m. No children have been born 
to this second marriage. 

Clarence E. Graves 472n. son of Isaac 466n, was 
born in 1885. He resides on the old homestead formerly 
occupied by his Grandfather Ross C. Graves 506n. He 



106 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

was married Jan. 20, 1 908 by Rev. Jas. Wheelwright, to 
Nelhe Whiting 230m. A son 473n was born to this fam- 
ily Jan. 21, 1913; and a daughter Dorothy A. Graves 
1203n Feb. 27, 1916. 

Lizzie C. Graves 46 7n, daughter of Dorothy (Vit- 
tum) Graves 460N, was born in Sandwich July 22, 1861. 
She married, March 22, 1885, William H. Perkins 
231m. His farm in Tamworth near the Sandwich line, 
was known far and wide, seventy-five years ago, as the "Nat 
Hubbard Place." The barn which was struck by lightn- 
ing and burned in 1 92 1 , was at one time called the best in 
Carroll county. Their address is South Tamworth, N. H. 
To them were born: Charles W. Perkins 474n, Alice M. 
Perkins 475n, Mary A. Perkins 476n, Pike G. Perkins 
477n, Arthur C. Perkins 478n. 

Charles W. Perkins 474n, son of Lizzie C. (Graves) 
Perkins 467n, was born July 29, 1888. He is a butcher 
and retailer, with address South Tamworth, N. H. He 
married Katherine E. O'Donoghue 232m, Dec. 25, 1910. 
To them have been born: Arthur R. Perkins 479n, born 
May 10, 1912; Donald W. Perkins 480n born Oct. 28. 
1913; Dorothy M. Perkins 48 In, born July 5, 1916. 

Alice M. Perkins 475n, daughter of Lizzie C. 
(Graves) Perkins 467n was born Jan. 6, 1891. She was 
married, Dec. 2, 1913, to Harry C. Roberts 233m, who 
is in the mail service with residence at Chocorua, N. H. 
They have one son, George W. Roberts 482n, who was 
born Apr. 14, 1914. 

Mary A. Perkins 476n, daughter of Lizzie C. 
(Graves) Perkins 467n, was born Feb. 18, 1892. She 
married, July 5, 1912, Frank J. Clancy 234m, who is In 
the railway service with residence 40 Church St., Concord 
N. H. They have one son, Richard F. Clancy 483n, born 
July 6, 1914. 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 107 

Pike G. Perkins 477n, son of Lizzie C. (Graves) Per- 
kins 467n, was born Apr. 13, 1895. He is a farmer. 
He was married to Estella A. Bickford 235n, Dec. 9, 
1914. One son was born to them, Gordon Perkins 484n, 
born Aug. 22, 1915, died on the same date. 

Arthur C. Perkins 478n, son of Lizzie C. (Graves) 
Perkins, was born July 2, 1 898, and died Apr. 1 3, 1 899. 

Alpheus Vittum 461 N, son of Moses 308N, married 
Almira Wallace, his second cousin, 929n 236M. Their 
home was on what is now the State Road, a little north of 
the Schoolhouse. To them were born: Sarah Abbie 485 N, 
Charles Horace 486N, Hiram 487N, Mary Olive 488N. 
Ettie 489N. 

Sarah Abbie Vittum 485 N, daughter of Alpheus 
461 N, was a young woman of bright promise. She died 
unmarried just as shei had received her certificate to begin 
the work of teaching. 

Charles Horace Vittum 486N, son of Alpheus 461 N, 
was commonly known as Horace. He was born in 1 85 1 , 
and died Aug. 12, 1901. He married first Abbie Dow 
23 7M, and to them one child was born, Chester A. 490N. 
He married second, Louise McKinnon 238M. No child- 
ren were born to this marriage. 

Chester A. Vittum 490N, son of Charles Horace 
486N, was born Oct. 20, 1882. He married Nathalie 
Whittier 239M of Laconia, N. H., Apr. 14, 1903. Two 
children have been born to this union: Elmer Vittum 49 IN, 
and Alpheus Vittum 492 N. 

Hiram Vittum 487N, son of Alpheus 461 N, is un- 
married. He still lives on the old place where he worked 
to care for his parents as long as they were living. 

Mary Olive Vittum 488N 203M, daughter of Al- 
pheus 461 N, married Jacob F. Vittum 423N 240M. For 
her family, see under Jacob F. 42 3N. 



108 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Ettie Vittum 489N, daughter of Alpheus 461 N, 
married first Charles Dow 24 IM. To them was born one 
daughter, Sadie M. Dow 493n. She married second James 
Palmer 242M. To them were born two children: Beatrice 
Palmer 494n and Archie Palmer 495 n. 

Sadie M. Dow 493n, daughter of Ettie (Vittum) 
Dow 489N was born Dec. 20, 1883. She married John 
Tilton 243m. To them were born: Harold Tilton 496n, 
1904; Bernard Tilton 49 7n, 1908; Herbert Tilton 498n, 
1911. 

Beatrice Palmer 494n, daughter of Ettie (Vittum) 
(Dow) Palmer 489N, was born in Sandwich in 1899. 
She married Jan. 9, 1916, Elzier Martell 244m. They 
have one son. Forest E. Martell 499n, born in 1916. 

Archie H. Palmer 495n, son of Ettie (Vittum) 
(Dow) Palmer 489N, was born in Sandwich, N. H. in 
1902. He is married and has one son, Chester A. Palmer 
500n, born in 1919. 

Mary Olive Vittum 462N, daughter of Moses 308N, 
died in childhood. 

Dorothy or Dolly Vittum 309N, daughter of John 
25N, was married May 12, 1808 by Rev. Samuel Hidden 
to Jonathan Watson 245 M. Two children were born to 
this union: Sophia Watson 501 n who died young, and Cal- 
vin Watson 502n recorded in. the next paragraph. With 
relation to the name, it should be noted that Miss Vittum 
309N was married under the name of Dolly, but the 
family records spell if Dorothy. 

Calvin Watson 502n, son of Dorothy or Dolly (Vit- 
tum) Watson 309N, was born Dec. 2, 1816, and was 
married Dec. 24, 1 840 by Elder H. Drew to Ann H. Bee- 
de 246m, who was born Nov. 23, 1812, and died Feb. 5, 
1 890. They lived on a large farm in the valley between 
the Schoolhouse and the mountain, referred to in Chapter 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 109 

VIII as "Tataboro" because it was so prolific of potatoes. 
Mr. Watson was industrious, economical and thrifty, widely 
known as a successful farmer. He died May 1 8, 1 894. 
Three children were born to this family: Sophia A. Watson 
503n, Andrew J. Watson 504n, John C. Watson 505n. 

Sophia A. Watson 503n, daughter of Calvin Watson 
502n, was born Nov. 30, 1843, and died unmarried, Nov. 
29, 1907. In early life she was a successful teacher, but 
a severe illness from which she never fully recovered, com- 
pelled her to live a quiet life. 

Andrew J. Watson 504n, son of Calvin 502n, was 
born in Sandwich, July 24, 1845, and died unmarried, Jan. 
23, 1867. 

John C. Watson 505n, son of Calvin 502n, was born 
in Sandwich July 20, 1 85 1 . He married first Annie E. 
(French) Vittum 193Mm, widow of Roselvo 403N, 
May 15, 1883. She died July 22, 1915. He married 
second, Oct. 6, 1915, Maria L. Ward 247m, who was 
born March 11,1 844. In early life he purchased a farm 
in another part of Sandwich, but finally returned to the 
place of his birth where he is still living with his wife in the 
fine residence he built on the old farm. He has had the 
misfortune of losing his eyesight, but still enjoys living in 
the world about him. 

Betsey Vittum 3 ION, daughter of John Vittum 25 N, 
was married Dec. 25, 1817 by Rev. Samuel Hidden, to 
Joseph Graves 248M. The record says, "both of Sand- 
wich." To them were born: Ross Graves 506n, Russell 
Graves 507n, Otis Graves 508n, Julia Graves 509n, Su- 
san Graves 5 1 On, Elma Graves 5 1 1 n, Oliver Graves 5 1 2n. 

Ross C. Graves 506n 222M, son of Betsey (Vit- 
tum) Graves 3 ION, married Dorothy or Dolly Vittum 
460N 5 1 7m. See under her name for family history. 

Russell Graves 507n, son of Betsey (Vittum) Graves 



1 1 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

3 ION, was married in Salem, Mass., to Mary Ann Libby 
249m, whose birthplace was Gorham, Me. Their farm 
was south of the Schoolhouse on the Moultonboro road. 
Mrs. Graves outlived her husband several years, and died 
in Meredith, N. H., in the home of her daughter Augusta 
5 1 4n, at the advanced age of 88 years. To them were 
born : Abbie Graves 5 1 3n, Augusta Graves 5 1 4n, George 
Graves 5 1 5n, Oliver Graves 5 1 6n. 

Abbie Graves 5 1 3n, daughter of Russell Graves 
507n, married Abraham Tappan 250m. To them were 
born seven children, as follows :- Lizzie Tappan 5 1 7n, who 
married Frank Webster 25 1 m, and has at least one daught- 
er 524n; Fred Tappan 5 1 8n, who married Abbie Wake- 
field 252m, and is reported as having three children, 525n, 
526n, and Abraham Tappan 527n; Annie Tappan 5 1 9n, 

(twin sister to Amy) who married Wakefield 

253m brother to Abbie 252m; Amy Tappan 520n, (twm 
sister to Annie) who married Herbert A. Palmer 254m, 
and has at least one child, Perley E. Palmer 528n; Min- 
nie Tappan 52 In, no report; Edd Tappan 522n, no re- 
port; Eva Tappan 523n, who married Smith 

255m. 

Note concerning the Tappan Genealogy. Abraham 
Tappan 25 On was a great-grandson of Christopher Tap- 
pan, one of the original proprietors of Sandwich who settlec? 
there in 1 768, bringing with him his little son Abraham who 
afterwards became the grandfather of Abraham Tappan 
250m. An important note concerning the genealogy of the 
Tappan family may be found under Stephen Vittum 63 7N 
who married Ruth A. Tappan 315M. 

Augusta Graves 5 1 4n, daughter of Russell Graves 
567n, married Edgar H. Maloon 256m. To them was 
born a son, George R. Maloon 53 In. Their homq is m 
Meredith. 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 1 1 1 

George R. Maloon 53 In, son of Augusta (Graves) 
Maloon 514n married Nellie Copperthwaite 257m. They 
have two children: Edith Maloon 532n, and Carrol Ma- 
loon 533n. 

George Graves 515n, son of Russell 507n, died at 
the age of 1 6. 

Oliver Graves 5 1 6n, son of Russell 507n, married 
Lizzie Knowlton 258m. They both died young leaving 
one son Charles Herbert Graves 534n who was cared for 
by his grandmother. 

Charles Herbert Graves 534n, son of Oliver Graves 
5 1 6n, married Hattie Eastman 259m, and resides in Til- 
ton, N. H. He has one son Harold Graves 535n who is 
married and resides in New York. 

Otis Graves 508n, son of Betsey (Vittum) Graves 
3 ION, removed to some part of the west, married and is 
said to have 12 children whom we have numbered 535n 
to 548n. 

Julia Graves 509n, daughter of Betsey (Vittum) 
Graves 3 ION, married Isaac Frye 260m. No children 
reported. 

Susan Graves 5 I On, daughter of Betsey (Vittum) 
Graves 3 ION, married James Cook 261m. Two children 
are reported: Nettie Lizzy Cook 549n who died young, 
and Arthur Cook 5 5 On, recorded in next paragraph. 

Arthur Cook 550n, son of Susan (Graves) Cook 
51 On, married Abbie Hodgdon 261m, sister of Lizzie 
Hodgdon 228m. To them were born two children, num- 
bered 529n and 530n. 

Elma Graves 51 In, daughter of Betsey (Vittum) 
Graves 3 ION, maried Cyrus Butman 262m of Lowell, 
Mass. To them were born three daughters numbered 55 1 n, 
552n, 553n. 



112 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Oliver Graves 5 1 2n, son of Betsey ( Viltum) Graves 
3 ION, died unmarried. 

Polly or Mary Vittum 3 1 1 N, daughter of John Vit- 
tum 25N, was born in April 1802. She married Parker 
Prescott 2631VI, who was a worker in wood before the days 
when the handles of edged tools were made by machinery. 
Their home was across Beaver Brook west of the mill 
afterwards called Prescott's Mill. To them were born: 
Lyman 555n, Eliza 556n, Horace 55 7n, Mary 558n, 
Lucian 559n, James 560n, Darius John or John Darius 
56 In, Judith 562n, George H. 563n, Ursula 564n. 

Lyman Prescott 555n, son of Polly (Vittum) Pres- 
cott 31 IN, died young and unmarried. 

Eliza Prescott 556n, daughter of Polly (Vittum) 
Prescott 31 IN, was born in Tamworth, N. H. Aug. 28, 
1825. She was married in Lowell, Mass., in 1844 to 
Nelson Lillie 264m, who died soon after the marriage, 
leaving her one son, Lyman Lillie 565n. She returned to 
Sandwich with her son and bravely cared for him and for 
herself. She gave him to his country in the Sixties, and he 
did not live to return. Yet her life was not lonely, for she 
made herself useful to brothers, sisters, their chilren, and 
to more remote neighbors. By her helpful service she earn- 
ed and won the respect of all that knew her. She died at 
the advanced age of 86 years. 

Lyman Lillie 565n, son of Eliza (Prescott) Lillie 
55 6n, was a boy of unusual physical development, and suc- 
ceeded in gaining admission to the Union Army during 
the war of the Sixties, several years before he had reached 
the prescribed age. He died in camp near the close of the 
war. 

Horace Prescott 55 7n, son of Polly (Vittum) Pres- 
cott 3 1 1 N is the subject of no positive knowledge. One re- 
port is that he spent a part of his life in California. 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 113 

Mary Prescott 558n, daughter of Polly (Vittum) 
Prescott 31 1 N, is one of whom there is no report. 

Lucian Prescott 559n, son of Polly (Vittum) Pres- 
cott 31 IN, is one of whom we have no report. 

James Prescott 560n, son of Polly (Vittum) Prescott 
3 1 1 N is one of whom we have no report. 

Darius Prescott 561 n, sometimes called John D. and 
sometimes Darius John, was known to his family and neigh- 
bors as Darius. He married Mary Foley 265m, and to 
them were born: James Prescott 566n; William Prescott 
567n who resides in Sandwich, unmarried; John Prescott 
568n; Jennie Prescott 569n who married William Kelly 
266m; Mabel Prescott 570n, see below. Mr. Prescott 
after living for years in other states, returned to Sandwich 
in later life and resided in a small house near the old home- 
stead. 

Mabel Prescott 570n, daughter of Darius or John D. 
Prescott 561 n, married May 26, 1919, Harry J. Wallace 
267m., and removed to Lawrence, Massachuttes. To them 
were born: twin daughters, 57 In and 572n, and a son 
named Raym.ond Prescott Wallace 5 73n. 

Judith Prescott 562n, daughter of Polly 311 N, mar- 
ried Dean 268m. To them was born a daugh- 
ter, Annie Dean 576n. 

Annie Dean 576n, daughter of Judith (Prescott) 
Dean 562n, married George Castle 269m, of Somersworth, 
Mass. A part of their married life has been spent in Sand- 
v/ich. To them has been born a daughter, Gertrude Dean 
Castle 577n. 

George H. Prescott 563n, son of Polly (Vittum) 
Prescott 31 In, was the victim of an unfortunate accident 
in boyhood which partially destroyed the use of his right 
hand. He showed himself efficient, however, in various 
occupations. In early life he was a teacher, later a mer- 



114 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

chant, he owned a saw mill, he manufactured vinegar. The 
most of his life was spent in Sandwich on the homestead 
where he was born. He was very generous in his dealings 
with his brothers and sisters and their children. He was 
twice married, first, to Susie S. (Moulton) Johnson 270m; 
no children. He married second, \Vinnifred Wells 271m. 
To this second marriage one child was born, Helen Pres- 
cott 578n. 

Ursula Prescott 564n, daughter of Polly (Vittum) 
Prescott 31 IN, married William Mitchell 272m. To 
them was born one child, Maud Mitchell 579n. 

Maud Mitchell 579n, daughter of Ursula (Prescott) 
Mitchell, was married in 1 899 by Rev. W. M. Cleveland, 
to Elmer Elliott 273m. 

Note concerning the Tappan Genealogy. Elmer Elli- 
ott's grandmother, Susan (Tappan) Rowe, was a daughter 
or James Hazzard Tappan. He in turn was a grand son 
of Christopher Tappan who was one of the original pro- 
prietors of Sandwich, and settled there in 1 768, bringing 
with him his little son Abraham Tappan who became the 
grandfather of Susan Tappan. An important note con- 
cerning the genealogy of this Tappan family may be found 
under Stephen Vittum 63 7N who married Ruth A. Tappan 
3I5M. 

To Elmer Elliott 273m and Maud (Mitchell) Elliott 
579n were born the following children: Madelene 580n, 
see below; unamed son 58 In born July 20, 1900; Susie 
Elliott 582n, born Sept. 18, 1902; Harold 583n; Perley 
584n; Melvin 585n, born July 16, 1906, died Nov. 13, 
1917; Dennis 586n, born Aug. 20, 191 1 ; Sidney 587n, 
born Aug. 5, 1917. The family home of the Elliotts is 
in that part of Sandwich known as "Whiteface Intervale." 

Madelene Elliott 580n, daughter of Maud (Mit- 
chell) Elliott 579n, was born in 1899. She married, first. 



THE TRIBE OF JOHN 1 1 5 

Mar. 1, 1918, Harry Clough 525m. To this union was 
born a son Robert Clough 1 1 67n. She married second, 
Victor Whiting 526m. To this second union one son has 
been born, Lewis Whiting 1 1 68n, who died in infancy. 

Sally Vittum 313N, daughter of John Vittum 25N, 
married Nathaniel Roberts 274M. To them were born: 
Jacob 588n, Susan 589n, Hoyt 590n, Aseneth 591 n. 

Jacob Roberts 588n, son of Sally (Vittum) Roberts 
31 3N, married Rosetta Palmer 275m. He was accidentally 
killed while drawing timber from the woods alone. To this 
family were born: Julietta Roberts 592n, Georgie Roberts 
593n, Hannah Roberts 594n, Sopha Roberts 595n, Wil- 
liam Roberts 596n, Georgy Roberts 597n, Frank Roberts 
598n, Clarence Roberts 599n. 

Susan Roberts 589n, daughter of Sally (Vittum) 

Roberts 313N, married Tibbetts 276m. To 

them were born: Abbie Tibbetts 600n; Ellen Tibbetts 
60 In. 

Hoyt Roberts 590n, son of Sally (Vittum) Roberts 
31 3N, is one of whom we have no report. 

Aseneth Roberts 59 In, married Tibbetts 

276m, widower of Susan 589n. 



CHAPTER XIV. 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN. 



Stephen Page Vittum 26N, son of William 8N, son 
of William 3N, son of William I N, was the ancester of all 
the "Vittum Folks" constituting the group which we have 
called the Tribe of Stephen. He was born in Hampton, 
N. H., baptized Nov. 28, 1 762. So far as we are able 
to learn, he was the first of all the Vittums that had 
"three names," the maiden name of his mother being added 
to his first name Stephen. That mother, be it remembered, 
was the heroine of the "Tea-kettle story" related in Chap- 
ter VIII. The first president of the United States with a 
middle name was John Quincy Adams who was born m 
1 767. It is an interesting inquiry as to just when parents 
in America began to give middle names to their children, 
and how rapidly the custom spread. Stephen Vittum 26N 
was married Sept. 18, 1784, to Mary Tewksbury 277M 
who was born Nov. 29, 1 764. In the little cemetery on 
Vittum Hill, which is nearly filled with the graves of our 
kindred, there is an old-fashioned stone on which lichens 
have grown, containing the following inscription which can 
be read only by one who has the patience of affection: 

"Mr. 
Stephen Vittum 
died 
Aug. 13, 1833, Ae. 71. 
Sleep lovely saint and taf(e thy rest. 
Thy Tvorl( is done, thy bed is blest: 
For Christ null change this mortal clay. 
And raise the saints to endless day." 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 1 1 7 

On a similar stone close beside it we may read the fol- 
lowing. 

"Marl; 

wife of 

Stephen Viiium 

died June 6, 1 840. 

Ae. 76 years". 

His grandson, Stephen Vittum 63 7N father of the 
present writer, was 1 6 years old when his grandfather died, 
and from casual conversations I have gained the impression 
that the father of this tribe was not as tall and thin as many 
of his cousins, but of the shorter and broader type men- 
tioned in Chapter VIII. He loved his family and for them 
cut down the trees of the primitive forest on his share of Vit- 
tum Hill, cultivating the land with hard labor to the very 
end of his days. He was not so garrulous as some of his 
relatives, but especially fond of a good joke. One inter- 
esting fact concerning his family is that three of his children 
Tufton, Henry, and Sally, married three children of another 
family, Mary, Lydia and Hubbard Leach. To William 
Page Vittum 26N and his wife Mary (Tewksbury) Vit- 
tum 277M the following children were born: Tufton 602 N, 
Stephen 603N, Henry 604N, Sally 605 N, Mary 606N, 
Nancy 607N, Orlando Weed 608N, William 609N. 

Tufton Vittum 602N, son of Stephen Page Vittum 
26N, was born in Sandwich, Sept. 11,1 785, and died in 
Concord, Me., Sept. 14, 1872. He was married Sept. 
12, 1808, to Mary Leach 278M, who was born in Sand- 
wich, Feb. 28, 1 788, and died at Concord, Me., Mar. 14, 
1873. Their early life was spent in Sandwich, but about 
ten years after marriage they removed to Concord, Me., 
where the remainder of their life was passed. To them were 
born: Martha L. 1 191N, Hubbard William 1 192N,Sarah 



118 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

L. 610N, Mary L. 611 N, Nancy Jane 61 2N, Sarah H. 
61 3N, Oren Orlando 614N. 

Martha L. Vittum 1 191 N, daughter of Tufton 602N 
was born in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 12, 1809. She married 
Bezaleel Chapin 527M. Both died many years ago. To 
them were born: Gardiner Chapin 61 5n; Laura Chapin 
616n; George Chapin 61 7n; Arthur Chapin 6l8n; Harry 
Chapin 619n. 

Hubbard William Vittum 609N, son of Tufton 
602N, was born Nov. 6, 1812, and died March 29, 
1832, presumably unmarried. 

Sarah L. Vittum 61 ON, daughter of Tufton 602N, was 
born Aug. 6, 1816. She married Manson Fuller 279M. 
Both died long ago. Nothing is reported concerning chil- 
dren. 

Nancy Jane Vittum 61 2N, daughter of Tufton 602N, 
was born in Concord, Me. Nov. 17, 1823. She married 
Oren C. Sleeper 280M. We heard from her some years ago 
as still living at an advanced age in Maiden, Mass., but 
she has doubtless passed away before the present date. To 
this family were born: Alphonso Sleeper 62 On, Ella Sleeper 
621n; Frank Sleeper 622n; Mary Sleeper 62 3n; Lottie 
Sleeper 624n; Willie Sleeper 625n. 

Sarah H. Vittum 61 3N, daughter of Tufton 602N, 
was born in Concord, Me., May 6, 1827. She married A. 
L. Muzzy, 528M. To them were born two children, Bes- 
sie Muzzy 62 6n, and Frank Muzzy 62 7n. A few years 
ago this family were living at Galesburg, 111., but recent 
letters to that address have been returned through the post 
office. 

Oren Orlando Vittum 614N, son of Tufton 602N, 
was born in Solon, Me., Aug. 5, 1830, where he has pass- 
ed his life and where he is still living at the age of 9 1 . He 
is reported as well preserved in body and active in mind. 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 119 

Technically at least, he is still in business as head of the 
firm of O. O. Vittum & Son, Dealers in Live Stock, at So- 
lon, Me., — the "Son" being his eldest boy, a youngster of 
60. So far as we are able to learn, he is the oldest living 
Vittum. He w^as married in Bingham, Me., March 18, 
1860, to Lizzie Williams 28 IM, who was born in Emb- 
den. Me., May 18, 1839. To them were born: Fred Asa 
628N; Frank Muzzy 629N ; Viola Victoria. 630N ; In- 
fant Son 63 1 N born July 5, 1 865, died July 1 2, 1 865. 

Fred Asa Vittum 628N, son of Oren O. 61 4N, was 
born in Solon, Me., June 18, 1861. He married Julia D. 
Tibbetts 282M, April, 1886. He is a dealer in live stock 
at Solon, Me. No children are reported. 

Frank Muzzy Vittum 632N, son of Oren O. 614N, 
was born in Concord, Me, July 31, 1 862. He was mar- 
ried April, 1886, to Mabel G. Webster 529M. She died 
April 5, 1916. To them was born one daughter, Bessie 
Vittum 633N at Solon, Me., April 4, 1887; she died Jan. 
13, 1899. 

Viola Victoria Vittum 630N, daughter of Oren O. 
61 4N, was born at Solon, Me., May 16, 1864. She was 
married, Oct. 23, 1883, to Joel Herbert Gray 283M. 
They have one child, Alta E. Gray 634n, born at Solon, 
Me., March 4, 1888. She married Oct. 9, 1919, Ed- 
ward Mclntire 284m. 

Stephen Vittum 603N 133m, son of Stephen Page 
26N, was born in Sandwich, May 29, 1787. In person 
he was short of stature, broad chested with thick muscles 
and large head. He bore a striking physical resemblance 
to Daniel Webster who was born, five years his senior, 
about thirty miles from Vittum Hill. As a young man, he 
built his little home in the woods on the slope of the Higher 
Vittum Hill, and carved out a farm from the wilderness 
around it— a farm hilly and rocky, but fruitful under his 



120 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

compelling hand. The present writer in boyhood some- 
times went into the forest and cut down one small tree, and 
then thought of the hundred acres or more that his grand- 
father had cleared, and marveled that one man could ac- 
complish such a task. He was fond of apple-trees, and 
some of his planting are still living, after bearing apples 
for more than a hundred years. At one time he raised 
nursery stock, so his apple trees flourished on the neighbors' 
farms for miles around. He was one of the few men in 
Sandwich who succeeded in raising pears. He was honest 
and kind, not talkative, but genial and thoughtful; he had 
deep religious convictions which he seldom expressed to 
others. He died Oct. 20, 1873, at the age of 86 on the 
homestead which, as a young man, he had redeemed from 
the wilderness with his own hands. He was married first 
to his cousin, AbigaiJ Jewell 276n 285 M, in Tamworth, 
N. H.. Oct. 11, 1808, by John Oilman, J. P.; she waa 
the mother of all his children. She was born in what is 
now Sandwich, May 20, 1785, and died July 21. 1844. 
After her death, Stephen Vittum 603N married second, 
Mary (Mudgett) Watson 286M, who afterwards married 
Samuel F. Vittum 3 1 4N. No children were born to this 
second marriage. The following were born to Stephen 
Vitturn 603N 1 33m and his wife Abigail (Jewell) Vittum 
276n 285M: Nelson 635N, Naomi 636N, Stephen 637i\, 
Mark Jewell 638N, Abigail 639N. 

Nelson Vittum 635 N 34 7M, son of Stephen 603N, 
was born in Sandwich, July 4, 1812. His physical 
strength was hardly equal to the severe tasks imposed upon 
the New England farmer of his generation, and in early 
life he tried peddling and also teaching, but finally settled 
on a farm just east of his father's homestead; there he died 
July 30, 1867. He married first his cousin Lydia Vittum 
760N 287M, who was born m November, 1820, and 



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died Dec. 3, 1860. To this union was born one son, 
Charles Nelson 640N. Nelson Vittum 635 N was mar- 
ried second, Sept. 26, 1861 by Rev. Reuben Dearborn, to 
Maria Blake 288M of Lowell, Mass., who removed to 
Meredith, N. H. after his death, where she died July 22, 
1902, having given the same loving care to her husband's 
child as though he had been her own. 

Charles Nelson Vittum 640N, son of Nelson 61 5N, 
was born in Sandwich, Nov. 22, 1860. He is a me- 
chanic, living in Meredith, N. H. He married first Nerra 
Metta Hill 289M (sometimes written Naramatta Hill) 
Oct. 25, 1882; she died Sept. 5, 1884. No children were 
born to this union. He married second, Eliza Hill Cook 
290M, Nov. 20, 1 894. To them was born one son. North 
Nelson Vittum 64 IN, Feb. 1902. He is a mechanic 
working at present in Manchester, N. H. 

Naomi Vittum 636N, daughter of Stephen 603N, 
was born on Vittum Hill, married Sept. 1 7, 1837, by Rev. 
J. Pinkham, to Daniel Tappan 291 M. To them were 
born: Emily Tappan 642n, born Dec. 14, 1839, died 
Mar. 13, 1841; Daniel Tappan 643n, born Nov. 6, 
1840, died Oct. 6, 1841 ; Emily H. Tappan 644n, ses 
below: Abigail Ann 645n, see below; Daniel Tappan 
646n, born 1 848, died Oct. 1 , 1 848. 

Note Conceining the Tappan Genealogy. Daniel 
Tappan 29 1 M was a grandson of Christopher Tappan, 
one of the original proprietors of Sandwich, who settled 
there in 1 768, bringing with him his little son Abraham 
who afterwards became the father of Daniel 29 IM. An 
important note concerning the genealogy of this Tappan 
family may be found under Stephen Vittum 63 7N who 
married Ruth A. Tappan 315M. 

Emily Hutching Tappan 644n, daughter of Naomf 
(Vittum) Tappan 636N, was born in Sandwich, N. H. 



122 THE VITTUM FOLKS ■ 

June 11, 1843, and died April 28, 1906. She was 
married first, May 20, 1861, by Rev. Wm. Rogers, to 
John Gott 292m of Sandwich; he was born Aug. 1841, 
and accidentally shot while hunting, Oct 1, 1870. One 
child was born to this union, Abbie May Gott 64 7n. Em- 
ily H. (Tappan) Gott 644n, married second, John Gove 
293m, who was born in Sandwich, Nov. 20, 1807, and 
died March 26, 1884. To this union one child was born, 
Eliza Gove 648n, later known as Lila Gove 648n. 

Abbie May Gott 64 7n, daughter of Emily H. (Vit- 
tum) Gott, was born in Sandwich, Dec. 7, 1862. She 
married March 13, 1892, Harrison Pease 294m of Orford 
N. H. who was born Oct. 4, 1852, and died March 16, 
1920. Their home was in Orford, N. H., but Mrs. 
Pease has recently removed to Meredith, N. H. To them 
were born: Howard Sherman Pease 649n, born March 6, 
1893, accidentally shot while hunting, Nov. 25, 1912; 
Perley Henry Pease 650n born Oct. 10, 1900. 

Lila or Eliza Gove 648n, daughter of Emily H. 
(Tappan) (Gott) Gove 644n, was born April 23, 1874. 
She was married Dec. 3, 1893, to Leon Dodge 295m, of 
Moultonboro, N. H.,who was born Jan. 10, 1873, and died 
Jan. 10, 1918. To them were born: Marion Gove Dodge 
65 In, born Jan. 16, 1899; Carroll Malcom Dodge 652n, 
born Aug. 26, 1904; Carlton Dodge 653n, born Aug. 26, 
1 904, died Dec. 30, 1 906. The present address of Mrs. 
Dodge is Meredith, N. H. 

Abigail Ann Tappan 639n, is the name we find In 
the birth records as the daughter of Naomi (Vittum) Tap- 
pan 63 6N, but in later years it was usually written Anna 
Abbie or Abby. She was born Jan. 17, 1846, and wa* 
married Mar. 8, 1 868, by Rev. Jonathan Woodman, to 
Reuben Freeman Abbott 296m, usually called Freeman. 
They lived first in Holderness and Ashland. N. H., then 



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returned to Sandwich, and made their home on a farm near 
Red Hill Mountain. To them were born: Effie Mae Ab- 
bott 65 3n, Nellie E. Abbott 65 4n, Arthur Freeman Ab- 
bott 65 5 n, Cora A. Abbott 65 6n, Minnie Eva Abbott 
65 7n, Lutie Abbott 658n, Grace A. Abbott 659n, Her- 
bert Elmer Abbott 660n, Everett Hilton Abbott 66 In. 

Effie Mae Abbott 65 3n, daughter of Abbie A. or 
Anna Abbie (Vittum) Abbott 639n, was born in Holder- 
ness, N. H., Sept 2, 1869. She was married in 1885 to 
Benjamin M. Nutter, 297m now deceased. To them were 
born Bessie Abbie Nutter 662n ; Emily Mae Nutter 663n ; 
John Benjamin Nutter 664n. Effie Mae (Abbott) Nut- 
ter 653n married second, Dec. 25, 1899, Norman Francis 
Hodge 298m, who was born July 22, 1877. To them 
were born: Ruth Mae Hodge 665n, Reuben Norman 
Hodge 666n. The family resides in Sandwich. 

Bessie Abbie Nutter 662n, daughter of Effie Mae 
(Abbott) Nutter, was born Dec. 21, 1885. In 1900 she 
married Herbert Clinton Fogg 299m, born Oct. 12, 1875. 
They reside at Springfield, Vt. Children: Harlie Burton 
Fogg 667n, born Jan. 6, 1901; Mildred Effie Fogg 
668n, born Nov. 19, 1910, died Dec. 12, 1910; Clinton 
John Fogg 669n, born June 2, 1918. 

Emily Mae Nutter 663n, daughter of Effie Mae 
(Abbott) Nutter 65 3n, was born June 30 1889, and 
died Sept. 23, 1889. 

John Benjamin Nutter 664n, son of Effie Mae (Ab- 
bott) Nutter, was born August 11, 1 891 . He was married 
June 3, 1912, to Gladys Bickford 300m. They reside in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. No children. 

Ruth Mae Hodge 665n, daughter of Effie Mae (Ab- 
bott) (Nutter) Hodge, was born in Sandwich, Aug. 8, 
1891, and married March 1, 1919, Joseph B. Moulton 
301m, who was born May 26, 1900. They reside in 



124 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Sandwich. They have one child, Norman Edgar Mouhon 
670n, born Dec. 5, 1919. 

Reuben Norman Hodge 666n, son of Effie Mae 
(Abbott) (Nutter) Hodge 65 3n, was born in Sandwich, 
N. H., Nov. 5, 1892. He is unmarried. 

Nellie E. Abbott 65 4n, daughter of Abbie Ann 
(Tappan) Abbott, 639N, was married Sept. 21, 1889, 
to George F. Mack 302m who died June 8, 1 908. She 
married second Charles R. Hubbard 303n, Dec. 9, 1914. 
Their home is at 85 Winnesquam Ave., Laconia, N. H. 
The following children were born to Nellie E. (Abbott) 
Mack by her first marriage: George F. Mack 67 In, Ralph 
L. Mack 672n, Ernest M. Mack 673n. 

George F. Mack 67 In, son of Nellie E. (Abbott) 
Mack 654n, was born Feb. 5, 1890, and died Oct. 27, 
1916. He was married March 2, 191 1, to Dora Bragg 
304m. To them were born: Maurice J. Mack, 674n, 
born 1911 ; Guy A. Mack 675n, born 1913, died May 
1913; Darice H. Mack 676n, born June 6, 1914. 

Ralph L. Mack 672n, son of Nellie E. (Abbott) 
Mack 654n, was born May 8, 1892, and died Nov. 16, 
1918. There is no report of marriage. 

Ernest M. Mack 673n, son of Nellie E. (Abbott) 
Mack 654n, was born Feb. 1, 1899. He united in mar- 
riage with Beryl M. Kelly 530m in 191 7. To them was 
born a son, Lester M. Mack 67 7n, July 14, 1918. 

Arthur Freeman Abbott 65 5 n, son of Anna Abby 
(Tappan) Abbott 639n, was born in Ashland July I, 
1874. He married first, Nov. 1 7, 1898, Bertha M. Felch 
305m who was born in Sandwich April 29, 1 882. To this 
first marriage were born two children: Freeman Herbert 
Abbott 678n, born Aug. 31, 1900; Harvey Arthur 
Abbott 679n, born in Moultonboro Feb. 5, 1917. Arthur 
F. Abbott married second Jan. 14, 1914, Margaret 



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McNamara 306m, who was born in Hartford, Conn., Aug, 
24, 1878. To this union two children have been born: 
Mary Abby Abbott 680n, born in Moultonboro, N. H., 
May 8, 1915; Charles Thomas Abbott, 68 1 n, born in 
Moultonboro, Aug. 26, 1919. The present address of 
the family is Center Harbor, N. H., R. F. D. 

Cora A. Abbott 65 6n, daughter of Anna Abby 
(Tappan) Abbott 639n, was born in 1876, and married, 
April 24, 1893, to Wesley H. Fogg 307m. To them were 
born: Harold W. Fogg 682n, Howard B. Fogg 683n, 
Herman H. Fogg 684n, Cora Pearl Fogg 685 n, Helen 
Luella Fogg 686n. The present home of this family is 
New Hampton, N. H. 

Harold W. Fogg 682n, son of Cora A. (Abbott) 
Fogg, was born June 19, 1894, and was married, Oct. 23, 
1914, to Alice M. Reynolds 308m. To them were born: 
Marjorie A. Fogg 68 7n, born July 28, 1916; June Grace 
Fogg 688n, born Oct. 1 7, 1 920. 

Howard B. Fogg 683n, son of Cora A. (Abbott) 
Fogg 65 6n, was born Sept. 17, 1895, and married Nov. 
11, 1916, to Grace A. Rankin 309m. 

Herman H. Fogg 684n, son of Cora A. (Abbott) 
Fogg 656n, was born May 2, 1899, and was married 
Sept. 13, 1919, to Sybil S. Mudgett 310m. To them has 
been born one son, Bernard Harrison Wesley Fogg 689n. 

Cora Pearl Fogg 685n, daughter of Cora A. 
(Abbott) Fogg was born Sept. 12, 1909. 

Helen Luella Fogg 686n, daughter of Cora A. 
(Abbott) Fogg 65 6n, was born Jan. 10, 1911. 

Minnie Eva Abbott 65 7n, daughter of Anna Abby 
(Tappan) Abbott 639n, was married Oct. 15, 1900, to 
George Daniel Straw 31 1 m. Their home is in Tuftonboro, 
address Melvin Village, N. H. They have two children: 



126 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Francis George Straw 690n, born Nov. 2, 1903; Carroll 
Wilton Straw 69 1 n, born Aug. 1 2, 1 908. 

Lutie Abbott 658n, daughter of Anna Abbie (Tap- 
pan) Abbott 639n, died in childhood. 

Grace A. Abbott 65 9n, daughter of Anna Abby 
(Tappan) Abbott 639n, was married Aug. 27, 1902, to 
Eugene F. Martin 531m. 

Herbert Elmer Abbott 660n, son of Anna Abby 
(Tappan) Abbott 639n, was born May 29, 1882. He 
married first Lillian Smith 3 1 2m, and to them was born one 
child, Percy L. Abbott 692n, born March 21,1 903. He 
married second, March 30, 1905, Alice Mae Gilman 31 3m 
who was born in Tamworth April 12, 1887. To this 
second marriage were born: Ralph Herbert Abbott 693n, 
born Jan. 19, 1907; Gladys Mae Abbott 694n, born Dec. 
18, 1907; Mary Hattie Abbott 695n, born April 30, 
1909; Edna Louise Abbott 696n, born Jan. 6, 1917. 

Everett Hilton Abbott 66 In, son of Anna Abby 
(Tappan) Abbott 639n, was born Jan. 1 7, 1 888. He 
was married Feb. 8, 1907, to Elizabeth Ellen Gilman 
3 1 4m, who was born in Tamworth, N. H., Sept. 11,1 893, 
and died Oct. 11, 1918. One child was born to this union, 
Ethel Marion Abbott 69 7n, born Nov. 15, 1908. 

Stephen Vittum 63 7N, son of Stephen 603N, was 
born on Vittum Hill, Sept. 1 0, 1 9 1 7. He attended the 
"Vittum School" as a boy, and later the Academy at 
Sandwich Lower Corner. For several years he worked at 
brickmaking in Medford, Mass., first as a laborer, then as 
overseer, until he had saved enough money to buy a small 
farm. The place he chose was north of Vittum Hill, on the 
bank of the Bearcamp River a little above the Pond, on 
a highway which, long ago, was familiarly called "Pucker 
Street." He increased his land holdings as the years went 
by until he was able to feed one of the largest herds of 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 127 

cattle in the township. At the time of his death in 1902, 
he had owned this farm for nearly 60 years. He was short 
of stature, lean, and broad-chested, unable to perform any 
great feats of strength, but capable of great endurance and 
incessant labor. He was fond of reading and acquired a 
wide knowledge of men and events. A man of few words 
and inclined to be reticent concerning his personal affairs, he 
seldom spoke of his own religious experience which was genu- 
ine and profound, and he served for the last twenty-eight 
years of his life as deacon of the Church of North Sandwich. 
He was liberal in his faith, independent in his thinging, devout 
in his worship, charitable in his judgments, and honest in 
his dealings. March 28, 1 844, about two years after the 
purchase of the farm, he was married by the Rev. Naham 
Brooks, to Ruth Ann Tappan 31 5M, who proved to be the 
virtuous — or to put the Hebrew idiom into the New Eng- 
land dialect, the capable— woman mentioned in Proverbs 
Chapter XXXI. There was no better mother. She was 
born April 8, 1826, and died Feb. 28, 1898. The father 
died May 14, 1902. To them were born: — Louisa Evelyn 
698N, Mary Elizabeth 699N, Clara Ann 700N, 
Edmund March 70 IN, Bertha 702N. 

Note concerning the Tappan Genealogy. Ruth A. 
Vittum, mother of the children mentioned above, was the 
daughter of Jonathan Tappan who was the grandson of 
Christopher Tappan, one of the original proprietors of Sand- 
wich, who settled there in I 768, bringing with him his little 
son, Abraham, who became the grandfather of Ruth A. 
31 5M. Christopher Tappan was the grandson of Rev. 
Christopher Toppan, who was the fourth pastor of the 
First Church of Newbury, Mass. Rev. Christopher Toppan 
was the grandson of Dr. Peter Toppan who was born in 
England in 1 634, and brought to America at the age of 
three years by his father, Abraham Toppan, who settled in 



128 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Newbury, Mass., in 1637. Daniel L. Tappan of Arling- 
ton, Mass., has traced this family, without a single genera- 
tion missing, to John Topham of Pately Bridge, in the West 
Riding of Yorkshire, England, whose will is dated May 1 , 
1 403. Dr. Peter Toppan was a practising physician in 
Newbury, including what is now Newburyport, Mass. He 
also owned land and raised cattle and sheep. He had 
shares in ships and "traded at sea." His descendants are 
many, and especially notable for including in their number 
so large a proportion of physicians, clergymen, and anti- 
slavery advocates. His wife, the mother of his children, 
was Jane Batt, daughter of Christopher Batt of Salisbury, 
England, and Salisbury, Mass., where he settled in 1638. 
Jane Batt on her m.other's side was a descendant of William 
de Warren, second Earl of Surrey whose mother was Prin- 
cess Gundreda, daughter of William I. of England, known 
in History as William the Conqueror. The wife of the 
second Earl of Surrey, the mother of his children, was 
Elizabeth de Vermandois, daughter of Hugh The Great, 
Count of Vermandois, son of King Henry I of France. 
His lineage includes King Robert of France, King Hugh 
Capet of France, King Pepin II of Italy, King Bernard of 
Italy, King Pepin I of Italy, who was the son of Charles 
The Great, known in history as Charlemagne King of the 
Franks, and crowned Emperor of the West in the year 
800 A. D. Charlemagne was the son of Pepin, King of 
the Franks, surnamed the Short. Pepin the Short was the 
son of Charles, Mayor of the Palace, surnamed Martel, 
the Hammer, because of the smashing blows he dealt the 
Moslems when they invaded Northern Europe. The battle 
of Tours which he won (A. D. 732) is accounted one of 
the most important in the world's history. Charles Martel 
was the great-grandson of Pepin of Landen, surnamed the 
Ancient, who was the first of his family to hold the office 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 129 

of Mayor of the Palace. He died in the year 639 A. D., 
and the old chronicles say he belonged to a "powerful 
family." It appears then, that the Tappans of Sandwich 
have a pedigree reaching back, without a single generation 
missing, 1 300 years to a "powerful family" living in 
France. This pedigree includes 1 8 kings and queens and 
many noblemen (so-called). This genealogy, of course, 
belongs to all the descendants of those Vittums who inter- 
married with the Sandwich Tappans, viz. : Stephen Vittum 
63 7N who married Ruth Tappan 3I5M; Naomi Vittum 
636N who married Daniel Tappan 29 IM; Maud Mitchell 
579n (granddaughter of Polly Vittum 311 N) who married 
Elmer Elliott, 273m (grandson of Susan Tappan) ; Abbie 
Graves 5 1 3n (granddaughter of Betsey Vittum 3 1 ON) who 
married Abraham Tappan 250m. I am indebted to my 
cousin, Daniel L. Tappan, of Arlington, Mass., author of 
"The Tappan Genealogy", son of Daniel Tappan 291 M, 
for the arrangement and verification of many of the facts 
given above, and for his kind permission to publish the 
results of his investigations. The correctness of these state- 
ments is certified by Russell Leigh Jackson of Newbury- 
port, Mass., an authority on Genealogy. 

Louisa Evelyn Vittum 698N, daughter of Stephen 
637N, was born in Sandwich, Oct. 31, 1845, and died of 
Tuberculosis, Nov. 1, 1894. She was a brilliant scholar, 
and taught a country school successfully at the age of 
fourteen years. She was married March 24, 1 864, by Rev. 
Hugh Beede, to Alonzo Severance 3 1 6M. Their home 
was on a farm beside Bearcamp River, directly east of that 
occupied by Stephen Vittum 63 7N. Mr. Severance is now 
living in Laconia, N. H. To this family were born: Ruth 
Ann Severance 703n, Walter Edmund Severance 704n. 

Ruth Ann Severance 703n, daughter of Louisa E. 
Vittum 698N, was born Sept. 12, 1870. For a short time 



130 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

she was a teacher, and was married Jan. 1 8, 1 889, by 
Rev. Lewis Malvern, to Frederick W. Fowler 3 1 7m, of 
Salisbury, Mass., who was born Oct. 10, 1859. He is a 
lawyer, practising in Laconia, N. H. He has been a mem- 
ber of the New Hampshire Legislature, Judge in a local 
court, and has held other offices of public trust and civic 
usefulness. To them has been born one daughter, Bertha 
L. Fowler 705n, who was married Jan. 18, 1909, to 
Edward A. Rider 3 1 8m. No children. 

Walter Edmund Severance 704n, son of Louisa E. 
(Vittum) Severance 698N, was born in Sandwich, Apr. 
12, 1883. He is now in the railroad service, residing in 
West Lebanon, N. H. He was married. May 18, 1912, 
to Florence Elizabeth (Porter) Hennessy 319m. To them 
has been born one son, Donald Porter Severance 706n, 
born April 13, 1916. 

Mary Elizabeth Vittum 699N, was born in Sand- 
wich, Sept. 30, 1847. For a short time she was a teacher, 
and was married March 28, 1865, by Rev. Hugh Beede, 
to Samuel Peaslee, 320M, who was born in Sandwich, 
April 22, 1838, and died July 1, 1909. They resided 
for a few years in Concord, N. H., then returned to their 
former home on a farm a mile south of North Sandwich, 
on the right bank of Bearcamp River. Mrs. Peaslee is a 
woman whose many good deeds and charming personality 
have endeared her to a large circle of friends, among whom 
she is useful and active, enjoying life as one who drinks 
daily from the fountain of youth. No children. 

Clara Ann Vittum 700N, daughter of Stephen 63 7N. 
was born in Sandwich, Dec. 13, 1 85 1 . She married 
Lorenzo Dow Bean 32 1 M, who lived higher up on the 
Bearcamp River, and often went fishing "down toward the 
Pond". He was born July 15, 1843, and died April 1 7, 
1918. He volunteered for military service in the war of 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 131 

the Sixties at the age of 18, but because of parental 
objections, he was not accepted; he volunteered again as 
soon as he came of age, Sept. 7, 1 864, as a private in 
Co. C, 18 N. H. v., but was detailed for service in the 
Band. He was discharged June 10, 1865. After his 
marriage he was in trade at North Sandwich for a few 
years, then removed to a farm a mile south of North Sand- 
wich on the left bank of the Bearcamp River. Here with 
his family he passed a long and useful life. He was 
interested in the affairs of Church and community, and 
prominent in the G. A. R. and other associations of veterans. 
The life-long habit of industry grew with advancing years, 
and he was a worker up to almost the last day of his life. 
Mrs. Bean still resides upon the family homestead. To this 
family were born: Celinda Miller Bean 70 7n, usually called 
Linnie, see next paragraph ; Eddie Warren Bean 708n, 
born Aug. 6, 1873, died June 5, 1876; Edith May Bean 
709n, born June 12, 1879, died Nov. 1 7, 1890. 

Linnie or Celinda M. Bean 70 7n, daughter of Clara 
A. (Vittum) Bean, 700N, was born Oct. 1, 1867, in 
Sandwich, N. H. She was educated at Beede's School, 
Sandwich, and the Guilford Institute, Guilford, Conn. In 
early life she was a teacher, and later was employed in the 
Recorder's Office of Belknap County. While there, she 
began the work of collecting the facts upon which are based 
the records of this book. This matter is referred to more 
fully in Chapter I. She was married Dec. 25, 1906, to 
Edmund Page 322m, who was born Aug. 18, 1853, at 
Whitefield, N. H., and now resides in Meredith, N. H. 
No children. 

Edmund March Vittum 701 N, son of Stephen 63 7N, 
was born in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 24, 1855. He was 
educated at New Hampton Institution and Dartmouth Col- 
lege, spent three years abroad, and studied three years at 



132 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Yale. He has received the following academic degrees: 
A. B., Dartmouth 1878; B. D., Yale 1 884 ; A. M., Dart- 
mouth 1884; D. D., Iowa College 1898. He has done 
some newspaper work, but the most of his active life has 
been divided between teaching and preaching. He was 
principal of a high school at the age of 1 7 before entering 
College, taught three years as tutor and professor of Mathe- 
matics in Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey, was 
President of Fargo College for about three years, and Pro- 
fessor of English Literature in Georgia Normal College for 
nearly eight years. He had experience in missionary work 
on the western frontier, was ordained to the Congregational 
Ministry in Guilford, Conn., June 5, 1884, held pastorates 
in Guilford, Conn., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and served 
for nearly seventeen years as pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Grinnell, Iowa. He has published several 
books. Church Festivals in a Meeting-House, Faith on the 
Frontier, Head of the Firm, A Modern Dreamer, besides 
pamphlets and many contributions to periodicals. But noth- 
ing he has prepared for publication has been so thoroughly a 
labor of love as this effort to compile a permanent record 
of the Vittum Folks, including all our many cousins who are 
descendants of William the French Huguenot and American 
Immigrant. Mr. Vittum was married May 16, 1889, to 
Annie L. Griswold 323M, of Guilford, Conn., who studied 
Music at the New England Conservatory of Boston, Mass., 
and graduated at Iowa College. She was born in Guilford, 
Conn., 1866, and died Aug. 1, 1903. In 1909-10. 
Mr. Vittum made a trip around the world. He is now 
(1922) pastor of the First Congregational Church of 
Muscatine, Iowa, address 2 1 2 W. Third St., Muscatine, 
Iowa. 

Bertha Vittum 702N, daughter of Stephen 63 7N, was 
born in Sandwich, March 28, 1870. She was educated 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 133 

at Beede's School, Sandwich, and New Hampton Institu- 
tion. For several years she was a teacher. She now resides 
with her brother, Edmund M. Vittum 701 N, in Muscatine, 
Iowa. 

Mark Jewell Vittum 638N, son of Stephen Vittum 
603N, was born in Sandwich, July 15, 1820, died at 
Lakeport, N. H., July, 1893. He married Feb. 14, 1842, 
Julia Mudgett 536M, whose father, Leander Mudgett, was 
a nephew of Elizabeth Mudgett 143M. She was born in 
Sandwich, Aug. 31, 1823, and died at Lakeport, N. H., 
Aug. 17, 1897. In early life they occupied a small farm 
near Vittum Hill, but finally removed to Lake Village, now 
Lakeport, where they spent the larger part of their married 
life. To them were born: Julia Abbie 7 ION; Naomi A. 
71 IN, often called Anna; Nancy Ellen 712N, usually 
called Nell; Frank Herbert 713N; Ella May 714N; 
Alice M. 715N. 

Julia Abbie Vittum 7 ION, commonly called Abbie, 
daughter of Mark Jewell Vittum 638N, was born Nov. 1 3, 
1843. Sept. 28, 1868, she was married to Whitcomb 
Toof 537M, who was born in Canada, P. Q., May 3, 
1841, and died F'eb. 22, 1904. Mrs. Toof is now living 
in Lakeport, N. H. To them were born: Alice Ann 716n, 
Nellie 717n, Lizzie Mabel 718n, Mark Jacob 719n, 
Arthur S. 720n and Luther H. 72 In twin sons. Bertha 
722n, Bernice E. 723n. 

Alice Ann Toof 7 1 6n, daughter of Julia Abbie (Vit- 
tum) Toof 7 ION, was born in Canada, P. Q., Aug. 1, 
1869. She was married Nov. 24, 1892, to Francis U. 
Abbott 538m. To them were born: Ruth Walker Abbott, 
724n, born Oct. 30, 1893; Helen Sherwood Abbott 725n, 
born Nov. 11,1 894 ; Thos. Harold Whitcomb Abbott 
726n, see next paragraph; Joseph Arthur Abbott 72 7n, 
born Nov. 21, 1897; Mark Francis Abbott 728n, born 



134 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Oct. 8, 1900, died Aug. 6, 1911; Francisca Abbott 729n, 
born Dec. 3, 1901 ; George Frederick Abbott 730n, born 
Oct. 13, 1903. 

Thomas Harold Whitcomb Abbott 72 7n, son of 
Alice A. (Toof) Abbott 716n, was born July 13, 1896. 
He served in the army during the World war, and was 
killed in action in France, May 29, 1918. 

Nellie Toof 71 7n, daughter of Julia Abbie (Vittum) 
Toof 7 ION, was born Aug. 27, 1871. No farther 
report. 

Lizzie Mabel Toof 718n, daughter of Julia Abbie 
(Vittum) Toof 7 ION, was born May 26, 1873. Aug. 
25, 1904, she was married to Frederick Lewis Wheeler 
324m. To them were born: Winnifred Lillian Wlieeler 
73 In, born June 20, 1906; Mary Helene Wheeler 732n, 
born June 2, 1908. 

Mark Jacob Toof 719n, son of Julia Abbie (Vittum) 
Toof 7 ION, born Feb. 27, 1875, was married to Maud 
Jane Crapo 325m. To them were born: Beatrice Etta 
Toof 733n, born Feb. 17, 1899; Mabell Manola Toof 
734n, born Apr. 1 7, 1 902 ; Herman Whitcomb Toof 735n, 
born Sept. 24, 1911. 

Arthur Sherman Toof 720n, son of Julia Abbie 
(Vittum) Toof 7 ION, was born July 14, 1877, and mar- 
ried Lavina A. Martin 326m, May 19, 1904. They have 
one child. Hazel May Toof 73 7n, born April 6, 1906. 

Luther Herman Toof 72 1 n, son of Julia Abbie 
(Vittum) Toof 7 ION, was born July 14, 1877, and 
married in 1904 to Mabel Huntley 327m. No children 
are reported. 

Bertha E. Toof 722n, daughter of Julia Abbie (Vil- 
tum) Toof 7 ION, was born July 11, 1879. She is 
unmarried. 

Bernice E. Toof 72 3n, daughter of Julia Abbie (Vit- 



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turn) Toof 7 1 ON, was born Nov. 8, 1881. She married 
Oct. 16, 1901, Fred E. Dame 328ra. To them were 
born: Norman Frederick Dame 738n, born Nov. 14, 
1903; Floyd Whitcomb Dame 739n, born Nov. 16, 1909; 
Erlon Toof Dame 740n, born Nov. 1 6, 1 909. 

Naomi A. Vittum 71 IN, often called Anna, daughter 
of Mark Jewell Vittum 638N, was born in Sandwich, June 
20, 1845. She died unmarried in early womanhood. 

Nancv Ellen Vittum 712N, daughter of Mark Jewell 
Vittum, 638N, was born May 1 7, 1 848. She was a 
woman very energetic and efficient. She married Wyman 
B. Hussey 328M, who was a soldier in the Sixties, serving 
in the First Mass. Heavy Artillery. He was for many years 
in the employ of the B. & M. Railroad at Lowell, Mass., 
where the family made a home. He died in Lakeport, 
N. H., at the home of his brother-in-law, Frank H. Vittum 
713N, March 17, 1819. Mrs. Hussey continued to reside 
with her brother until her death in 1 920. No children. 

Frank Herbert Vittum 713N, son of Mark Jewell 
Vittum_ 638N, was born in Sandwich, Feb. 17, 1 85 1 . 
When a lad he removed with his father to Lake Village, 
now Lakeport, where he has spent the most of his life, and 
where he still resides. He is a contractor for grading, 
building walls, and laying foundations. He was married 
March'"30, 1869, to Flora L. Merrill 329M. To them 
were born: An Unnamed Daughter 74 IN, born Oct. 25, 
1872, died Oct. 28, 1872 ; Alberta Wyman 742N, see be- 
low; Albert Lyman 743N, twin brother of Alberta W., 
born Oct. 15, 1873. died Aug. 10, 1875; Harry Herbert 
744N, born Aug. 10, 1875, died Sept. 17, 1881 ; Archie 
Leon 745 N, see below; Arthur Chester 746N, died at the 
age of five months; Nellie May 747N, born Jan. 25, 1885, 
died same date; Guy Francis 748N, born Mar. 13, 1890, 
died May 6, 1893; Ray Duane 749N, see below. 



1 36 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Alberta Wyman Vittum 742N, son of Frank H. 
71 3N, twin brother of Albert L., born Oct. 15, 1873. 
follows the business of a druggist. He married Aug. 22, 
1894, Mary E. Johnson 330M. He afterwards contracted 
a second marriage, and one child was born to him, not now 
living numbered 750N. 

Archie Leon Vittum 745N, son of Frank H. 71 3N, 
was born in Lakeport, N. H., Sept. 17, 1877. He mar- 
ried Sept. 28, 1898, Lena Augusta Soule 33 IM. Three 
children are reported: Clyde Melvin 75 1 N, born Jan. 17, 
1901 ; Ralph 752N, born July 7, 1 904 ; a daughter 75 3N, 
name unknown. The death of his wife and the contraction 
of a second marriage have been reported, but we have no 
definite knowledge of other children. 

Ray Duane Vittum 749N, son of Frank H. 71 3N, 
was born July 17, 1 89 1 . He is reported married and liv- 
ing in Lakeport, N. H. Two children have been born to 
him which we have num.bered 754N and 75 5 N, hoping to 
supply the names. 

Ella May Vittum 714N, daughter of Mark Jev/ell 
Vittum 638N, was born Mar. 14, 1859, and died July 1, 
1876. She was a young woman of sweet disposition and 
charming character, and will always be missed by the friends 
that knew her best. 

Alice M. Vittum 71 5N, daughter of Mark Jewell 
Vittum 638N, was born Sept. 17, 1863. She married 
Thomas Murphy 332M. She died Aug. 6, 1880, leaving 
a young child 75 6N, who died in infancy. 

Abigail Vittum 639N 348M, usually called Abby, 
daughter of Stephen Vittum 60 3 N, was born Oct. 1 1, 1823. 
She married her cousin William Henry Vittum 761 N 
333M. For Family see William Henry Vittum 761 N. 

Henry Vittum 604N, son of Stephen Page Vittum 
26N, was born in Sandwich, May, 1 790. He was married 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 137 

in October, 1810, to Lydia Leach 334M. For many 
years they lived on the summit of the Higher Vittum Hill, 
the highest point within a radius of several miles. About 
1853, they purchased the farm where Allen L. Vittum 
425 N now resides, which had been a part of the original 
Vittum Homestead. Here they lived the remainder of their 
lives; Mr. Vittum died Sept. 2, 1862, and his wife April 
17, 1865, at the age of 75. To them were born: Charles 
Savage 75 7N; Unnamed Child 758N, born Nov. 14, 
1816, died at the age of three weeks; Calvin B. 759N; 
Lydia H. 760N; William Henry 761 N; Sarah Leach 
762N: Charles S. 763N. 

Charles Savage Vittum 75 7N, son of Henry 604N, 
"was born Oct. 1, 1814. He met dea^h by accidental 
drowning at an early age, and was never married. 

Calvin B. Vittum 759N 371m, son of Henry 604N. 
was born in Sandwich, May 20^ 1818, and died in Decem- 
ber, 1900. He m.arried his cousin, Lydia Ford 82 3n 
335M. They resided for many years in Sandwich, and 
then moved to Laconia, N. H. To them were born: 
Leonora Elizabeth 764N, Sarah F. 765 N, Horatio 766N, 
Mary Olive 767N, Reuben Ford 768N, Orrin H. 769N. 

Leonora Elizabeth Vittum 764N, daughter of Calvin 
B. 759N, was born May 12, 1842. She married Sumner 
Newhall 336M. No children. 

Sarah F. Vittum 765 N, daughter of Calvin 759N, 
was born May 22, 1845. She died when about ten years 
old. 

Horatio Vittum 766N, son of Calvin 759N, was 
born Dec. 24, 1847. He married Hannah Scales 337M, 
and resides in Laconia, N. H. To them were born Lydia 
770N, see below; Horatio John 771 N, born June 4, 1889; 
Charles Calvin 772N, born Aug. 20, 1893; Louise Re- 
genia 773N, born June 1, 1896. 



138 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Lydia Vittum 770N, daughter of Horatio 766N, was 
born May 25, 1883, and married Augustus Johnson 338M. 
To them were born: Winthrop Augustus Johnson 774n» 
born Feb. 3, 1906; Matthew Johnson 775n, born Feb. 19, 
1909; Malcolm Leslie Johnson 776n, born July 12, 1912; 
Frank Grover Johnson 777n, born Apr. 20, 1916; Dor- 
othy Eileen Johnson 778n, born June 24, 1919. 

Mary Olive Vittum 767N, daughter of Calvin 759N, 
was born June 21, 1850, and married Edv/in C. Frye 
339M, July 2, 1870. They reside in Laconia, N. H. 
To them were born: Charles Willis Frye 779n, born 
June 4, 1871, m.arried Folsom 340m; Ralph Ber- 
nard Frye 780n, see below ; Malvern Frye 78 1 n, born 
Apr. 6, 1877, married Jessie McLaughlin 341m, June 17, 
1903. 

Ralph Bernard Frye,780n, son of Mary Olive (Vit- 
tum) Frye 767N, was born Apr. 23, 1875, and married 
Nellie Johnson 342m, of Laconia. To them has been 
born one child, Ralph Edwin Frye 782n, born 1902. 

Reuben Ford Vittum 768N, son of Calvin B. 759N, 
was born in Sandwich, Jan. 31, 1852, and married Eldora 
Bryar 343M. Their home is in Laconia, N. H. They 
have one child, Beulah Vittum 783N, who was born 
Aug. 1 , 1881, married Clarence Dame 344M, and died 
Sept. 15, 1905, leaving no children. 

Orrin H. Vittum 769N, son of Calvin 759N, was 
born Feb. 27, 1855, and m.arried Etta Seavey 345M. To 
them were born: Georgie 784 N, see below; Vida 785 N, 
born Oct. 1 3, 1 894 ; Howard 786N, born Oct. 28, 1 900. 

Georgie Vittum 784N, daughter of Orrin H. Vittum 
769N, married Perley Merrill 346M. To them were born: 
Leonora Violet Merrill 78 7n, born Sept. 11, 1909; Flor- 
ence Alida Merrill 788n, born June 2 1 , 1911; Pearl May 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 139 

xMerrill 789n, born Sept. 2, 1913; Walter LeMaines Mer- 
rill 790n, born March, 1915. 

Lydia H. Vittum, 760N 287M, daughter of Henry 
Vittum 604N, married her cousin. Nelson Vittum 635 N 
34 7M. See Nelson Vittum 635 N for family. 

William Henry Vittum 761 N 333M, son of Henry 
604N, was born Dec. 1 4, 1 824, died Dec. I 4, 1 886. He 
married March 1 , 1 849, his cousin, Abigail Vittum 
639N 348M. Their home for many years was on the 
summit of the Higher Vittum Hill where Henry Vittum 
604N had formerly resided. Later they moved to a farm 
about a mile south. After the death of her husband, Mrs. 
Vittum resided with her son. Dr. Stephen Vittum 792 N in 
Laconia, N. H. To them were born two children: Sarah 
Naomi 79 IN and Stephen 792N. 

Sarah Naomi Vittum 79 IN, usually called Sadie, 
daughter of William Henry 761 N, was born in Sandwich, 
Dec. 24, 1850. She married, Sept. 1, 1895, Dana 
Busiel 349M, who died several years ago. Their 
home was in Laconia, where Mrs. Busiel still resides. No 
children. 

Stephen Vittum 792N, son of William Henry 761 N, 
was born in Sandwich, Nov. 9, 1 854. He vv^as educated at 
New Hampton Institution, and received the degree of M. D. 
from Dartmouth College ; he also did post graduate medical 
work in New York City. He was a successful physician, 
practicing in Laconia, N. H., where he died Apr. 11,1 903. 
He married, Oct. 1, 1890, Addie E. Lovett 350M, of 
Laconia, N. H. No children. 

Sarah Leach Vittum 762N, daughter of Henry Vit- 
tum 604N, was born in Sandwich May 31, 1828. She 
married Thomas Blanchard 35 1 M, who was born Aug. 5, 
1818. He volunteered during the war of the Sixties, and 
died in the army, leaving his wife and four children, viz: 



140 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Henry H. Blanchard 793n, Charles O. Blanchard, 794n, 
Eugene R. Blanchard 795n, Lydia Rosabell Blanchard 
796n. Sarah L. (Vittum) Blanchard was married second, 
Sept. 1 9, 1 869, by Rev. Hugh Beede, to Calvin Hoyt 
352M. They lived for a time at Sandwich Lower Corner, 
then purchased a well-known farm called the "Old Smith 
Quimby Place," near North Sandwich, where they spent 
the remainder of their lives. No children were born to this 
union. 

Henry H. Blanchard 793n, son of Sarah L. (Vittum) 
Blanchard 762N, was born Oct. 23, 1847. He died 
unmarried. 

Charles O. Blanchard 794n, son of Sarah L. (V.) 
Blanchard 762N, was born Oct. 23, 1851. He married 
Georgiella Smith 353m, and lived on the farm where his 
mother passed her last days, where he died in 1919. He 
was rated by his neighbors as one of the best citizens in his 
township. 

Eugene R. Blanchard 795n, son of Sarah L (Vit- 
tum) Blanchard 762N, was born Apr. 1, 1853. O, Gene 
Blanchard, what a boy you are! We lived two or three 
miles apart, but sometimes we played together; but I could 
not play with you as with some other boys, by saying, "Let's 
make believe this stick is a horse, this big rock a fort, these 
small stones cannon balls, and these thistles rebel soldiers" — 
not for Gene ! His activities were real. The stick you 
played with was not a make-believe horse, but a sure-enough 
lish-pole, and you knew the holes where "you can catch 'em" 
on your side of the Pond better than I knew them on my 
side. You were always the same, but never twice alike; 
always quick, bright, eager, active, self-sufficient, resource- 
ful, efficient, and irrepressible; always jolly good company, 
laughing immoderately at other people's jokes, and telling 
your own whoppers with a face grave as a deacon. And 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 141 

when you grew to be a man you were still a boy, and the 
same kind of a boy, too. The last we heard from you, you 
were living in Birmingham, Ala. You said you had married 
Katie McMahon 354m — pretty name, anyway — and you 
gave a list of children sufficiently long to suggest cares 
enough for the sobering even of Gene — but are they real 
children? Honest Injin, didn't you fake the whole list of 
names and dates to play a huge joke on the silly cousins 
that were trymg to make a book? You are capable of it. 
But we will take you at your word, this time, and let all 
your old friends see the list: Josie Eugenia Blanchard 
79 7n, born June 5, 1882, in Richmond, Va. ; Charles M. 
Blanchard 798n, born July 1 4, 1 884, in Columbiana, 
Ala.; Katie Urall Blanchard 799n, born Jan. 18, 1887, 
in Tupelo, Miss. ; Edward E. Blanchard 800n, born Feb. 
10, 1889, in Tupelo, Miss.; Sarah Hoyt Blanchard 80 In, 
born Sept. 28, 1891, in Tupelo, Miss.; Ella Rose Blan- 
chard 802n, born Dec. 30, 1 893, in Tupelo, Miss. ; 
Thomas Francis Blanchard 803n, born Oct. 17, 1897, in 
Birmingham, Ala. ; Eugene R. Blanchard, Jr., 804n, born 
Oct. 28, I 900, in Birmingham, Ala. 

Lydia Rosabell Blanchard 796n, usually called Rose 
Blanchard 796n, daughter of Sarah L. (Vittum) Blan- 
chard 762N, was married June 18, 1879, by Rev. C. H. 
Spaulding, to Mark D. Lawrence 355m. To them were 
born two children: Edith Ardel Lawrence 805n, see below; 
and Edna Eugenia Lawrence 806n, born Sept. 12, 1884. 

Edith Ardel Lawrence 805 n, daughter of Lydia Rosa- 
bell (Blanchard) Lawrence 796n, was born Aug. 26, 
1 881 . She married William Howe 356m, and to them was 
born a daughter, Edna Ardel Howe 80 7n. 

Charles S. Vittum 763N, son of Henry 604N, was 
born May 27, 1833. He was a business man in Lynn, 
Massachusetts, visiting Sandwich at rare intervals. He 



142 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

married, first, Martha Ann Parker 357IVI; after her death 
he married second, Mrs. Georgie Cottle 358M. He died 
Jan. 25, 1907. No children. 

Sally Vittum 605 N, daughter of Stephen Page 
Vittum 26N, was born in Sandwich, Nov. 23, 1 792. She 
married Hubbard Leach 339M, who was born Oct. 5, 
1 785. To them were born: Caroline Leach 808n, Armine 
Leach 809n, Oliver Leach 81 On, Sibyl Leach 81 In. 

Caroline Leach 808n, daughter of Sally (Vittum) 
Leach 605 N, married Stephen Flanders 360m, and resided 
in Boston, Mass. Later in life they removed to California 
where they died. 

Armine Leach 809n, daughter of Sally (Vittum) 
Leach 605N, married William Blodgett 361m, and resided 
in Stewartstown, N. H., where two children were born to 

them: Sarah Blodgett 812n who married Kemp 

362m; Lizzie Blodgett 813n. 

Oliver Leach 81 On, son of Sally (Vittum) Leach 
605 N, married and lived in Randolph, N. H. 

Sibyl Leach 81 In, daughter of Sally (Vittum) Leach, 
605 N, married Lot Peach 363m, and resided in Salem, 
Mass. 

Mary Vittum 606N, daughter of Stephen Page Vit- 
tum 26N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Aug. 6, 1 795. 
She was married to Reuben Ford 364M, Dec. 25, 1817. 
To them were born : Amherst Ford 8 1 4n, Alexander Ford 
815n, Stephen Ford 816n, John Ford 81 7n, Wliliam Ford 
818n, Levi Ford 819n, Mary Ford 820n, Betsy Ford 
82 In, Diantha Ford 822n, Lydia Ford 823n, Nancy Ford 
824n. 

Amherst Ford 814n, son of Mary (Vittum) Ford 
606N, married Abbie Hall 365m. They removed to Mas- 
sachusetts. To them were born: Nellie Ford 825n, George 
Ford 826n, Edwin Ford 82 7n, Jennie Ford 828n. 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 143 

Alexander Ford 815n, son of Mary (Vittum) Ford 
606N, married Louise Cogswell 366m, sister to Minerva 
Cogswell 370m. They removed to Massachusetts. To 
them were born: Edwin Ford 829n, Lillian Ford 830n, 
Luella Ford 83 In, Stephen Ford 832n, Reuben Ford 833n. 

Stephen Ford 816n, son of Mary (Vittum) Ford 
606N, married York 367m. 

John Ford 81 7n, son of Mary (Vittum) Ford 606N, 
married Eliza Diffee 368m. No children. 

William Ford 818n, son of Mary (Vittum) Ford 
606N, married Sarah Tift 369m. To them were born: 
Elkina Ford 834n, who died young; Elkins Ford 835n, 
Mary Ford 836n. 

Levi Ford 819n, son of Mary (Vittum) Ford 606N, 
married Minerva Cogswell 370n, sister of Louise Cogswell 
366m. To them were born: Nettie Ford 83 7n, Reuben 
Ford 838n. 

Mary Ford 820n, daughter of Mary (Vittum) Ford 
606N, married Horatio Adams 371m. To them were 
born: Eugene Adams 839n, Daniel Adams 840n, Frank 
Adams 84 In, Ida Adams 842n. 

Betsey Ford 82 In, daughter of Mary (Vittum) Ford 
606N, married John Atkinson 372m. Their home was 
in Vermont. To them were born: Mary Atkinson 843n, 
who died in childhood; Mary Atkinson 844n; Martha 
Atkinson 845n. 

Diantha Ford 822n, daughter of Mary (Vittum) 

Ford 606N, married Pomeroy 373m. To them was 

born a daughter, Mary Pomeroy 846n. 

Lydia Ford 823n 335M, daughter of Mary (Vit- 
tum) Ford, 606N, married her cousin, Calvin B. Vittum 
75 7N 374m. See Calvin B. Vittum 35 7N. 

Nancy Ford 824n, daughter of Mary (Vittum) Ford 



144 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

606N, married Drown 375m. To them was born 

a son, Estes Drown 84 7n. 

Nancy Vittum 60 7N, daughter of Stephen Page Vit- 
tum 26N, was born Feb. 6, 1 799. She married Rufus 
Goodwin 376M, and they removed to Vermont. To them 
were born: Ehsha Goodwin 848n, George Goodwin 849n, 
Nancy Goodwin 850n, Mary Goodwin 85 1 n. There were 
probably others whose names we have been unable to learn. 

Orlando Weed Vittum 608N 1 42m, son of Stephen 
Page Vittum 26N, was born in Sandwich Sept. 19, 1801, 
and died at Concord, Me., April 5, 1877. In physical 
form he resembled his brother, Stephen 603N. He married 
first his cousin Nancy Jewell 282n 376M. To this union 
one child was born, Nancy Jewell Vittum 852N 63M. 
Orlando W. 608N was married second, June 5, 1824, by 
J. D. Quimby, J. P., to Hannah Cook 377M, who was 
born Jan. 25, 1802, and died Dec. 18, 1863. To this 
union were born: Benjamin Cook 853N, Susan Elizabeth 
854N, Samuel Cook 855N, Edwin Orlando 856N. 
Feb. 3, 1 866, Orlando W. 608N was married third to a 
woman known as Lydia Ann Vittum; she had been reared 
in the family of his older brother, Stephen 603N, but as she 
was never formally adopted, her legal name was Atwood 
previous to her marriage. She died Oct. 20, 1867. She 
is indexed as Ann Vittum 378M. Orlando W. 608N, 
passed the early part of his life in Sandwich, and removed 
in 1852 to Concord, Me., where he made a farm by clear- 
ing the primitive forest, built a home, and there spent the 
rem.ainder of his life. 

Nancy Jewell Vittum 852N 63M, daughter of 
Orlando W. 608N and Nancy (Jewell) 282n, was born 
in Sandwich, Oct. 25, 1823, and died Dec. 5, 1884. 
October 1 , 1 859, she was married to Samuel Lee Vittum 
1 8 1 N 3 79M. See Samuel Lee Vittum 1 8 1 N. 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 145 

Benjamin Cook Vittum 85 3N, was born Jan. 30, 
1825, in Sandwich. He married Eliza M. Hurd 
380M. In early life their home was in Concord Me., and 
the "Durgin District" of Sandwich near the Tamworth line. 
He was familiarly known as Captain Ben, because of an 
office he had held in the town militia. He was injured 
three times in unfortunate accidents; the last of these, be- 
cause of the neglect of the physician attending him, left him 
almost helpless, so that he was unable to walk for years 
without two crutches. He had a large family dependent 
upon him, but he and his wife met the situation bravely. 
They soon decided that it would be better for the boys to 
go west where land could be had for the taking. They 
removed to Oskaloosa, Iowa, and then farther west to 
Barclay, Kas. He was a man attractive in appearance and 
genial in conversation. He was intelligent and thoughtful, 
interested in everything good, especially religious affairs. 
During his residence in Oskaloosa he was often called the 
best Bible scholar in the city. It was a great disappoint- 
ment to him that he was unable to realize his plans for the 
education of his boys, but he did not allow his misfortune 
to destroy the pleasure and usefulness of life. He died 
in Barclay, Kas., March 12, 1901. Mrs. Vittum followed 
him Aug. 5, 1913. To them were born: Susan Elma 85 7N, 
Amos Orlando 858N, Martin Luther 859N, William 
Davis 860N, Mary Ellen 861 N, Samuel Lee 862N, Clara 
Etta 863N, Nettie Marilla 864N. 

Susan Elma Vittum 85 7N, was born in Sandwich, 
N, H., Nov. 5, 1854, and died at Oskaloosa, Iowa, 
March 29, 1874. She was unmarried. 

Amos Orlando Vittum 858N, son of Benjam.in C. 
853N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Sept. 29, 1855. He 
was married at Barclay, Kas., Dec, 25, 1880, to M. Ange- 
line Wilmore 38 1M. For a long time they resided in 



146 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Barclay, Kas., then removed to Bakersfield, Calif., where 
Amos O. 85 8N died Aug. 23, 1916, and where Mrs. Vit- 
turn still resides. To them were born: Arthur Dv/ight 
865N, Ethel May 866N, Alice Effie 867N, Cecil Earl 
868N. 

Arthur Dwight Vittum 865 N, son of Amos O. 858N, 
was born in Barclay, Kas., June 1 7, 1883. He is engaged 
in the sinking of oil wells, with home at Bakersfield, Calif. 
He married Sept. 12, 1910, and lost his wife in 1918. He 
has two children: Opal Alice 869N, born Mar. 16, 1914; 
Orville Arthur 870N, born Mar. 18. 1917. 

Ethel May Vittum 866N, daughter of Amos O. 
858N, was born in Barclay, Kas., Feb. 13, 1885, and 
died March 14, 1886. 

Alice Effie Vittum 867N, daughter of Amos O. 
858N, was born at Barclay, Kas., Dec. 2, 1889. She 
married Dec. 9, 1908, Frank Lane 532M of Bakersfield, 
Calif., a car inspector on the Santa Fe R. R. She died 
Apr. 1, 1913, leaving two children: Eva Alberta Lane 
87 In. born Sept. 6, 1909; Alice Opal Lane 872n, born 
Aug. 20, 1910. 

Cecil Earl Vittum 868N, son of Am.os O. 858N, was 
born at Barclay, Kas., Sept. 29, 1895, and died Nov. 1 7, 
1896. 

Martin Luther Vittum 85 9N, son of Benjamin C. 
853N, was born in Concord, Me., July 30, 1857. He is 
an engineer residing in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He married Aug. 
6, 1884, Adaline Griffeths Sinclair 382M. To them were 
born: Walter Roland Vittum 873N, born Feb. 26, 1885, 
woodworker in Des Moines, Iowa ; Myrtle Rena Vittum 
874N, born Sept. 30, 1886, died June 16, 1906; Gertrude 
Rilla Vittum 875N, born Feb. 26, 1888, married March 
8, 1912, John Richmond 383M, an employe of the rail- 
road, Des Moines, Iowa; Nellie Rae Vittum 876N, born 



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Dec. 2, 1890, married Oct. 28, 1915, Herbert T. Hanna 
384M, policeman, Avoca, Iowa ; Horace Raymond Vittum, 
877N, born Oct. 7, 1 892. He is in the U. S. Navy, and 
has been Chief Yeoman on the U. S. S. S. Utah since 
1917; Irma Ruth Vittum 878N, born July 30, 1895, died 
Dec. 15, 1899; Johny Ross Vittum 879N, born July 30, 
1897, died Dec. 7, 1899; Harold Russell Vittum 880N, 
born Sept. 3, 1905, in school at Oskaloosa. 

William Davis Vittum 860N, son of Benjamin C. 
853N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 9, 1859. He 
lived for a time in Kansas City, but is now a farmer in 
Barclay, Kas. He married in Barclay, Kas., Nov., 1887. 
Louise N. Strong, 385M. He has two children: Edna 
Elsie 1193N, Ralph S. 1194N. 

Edna Elsie Vittum 873N, daughter of William D. 
860N, was born Aug. 12, 1888, at Barclay, Kas. She 
married July 6, 1904, Walter E. Pierce 386M, engineer 
in Glendale, Calif. Address 562 Oak St. To them were 
born: Velma Louise Pierce 1 195n, Feb. 14, 1907; Loren 
Joseph Pierce 1 1 96n, Feb. 12, 1909; Waldo Dwight 
Pierce 1 197n; Frances Clara Pierce 1 1 98n. 

Ralph S. Vittum 874N, son of William D. 860N, 
was born in Barclay, Kas., March 21, 1891. He is a 
farmer in the place of his birth. 

Mary Ellen Vittum 861 N, daughter of Benjamin C. 
85 3N, was born in Sandwich, Dec. 1, 1861. She is a 
dies£maker in Barclay, Kas. 

Samuel Lee Vittum 862N, son of Benjamin C. 85 3N, 
was born in Sandwich, N. H., May 28, 1863. He is 
foreman in an oil refinery, Tulsa, Okla. 

Clara Etta Vittum 863N, daughter of Benjamin C. 
853N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., July 13, 1868. and 
died Feb. 12, 1910. She was united in m.arriage June 5, 
1886, with Ira Newton Tucker 38 7M. To them were 



148 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

born : Lettie Muriel Tucker 1 1 99n, Clarence Newton 
Tucker 1200n. 

Lettie Murial Tucker 1 1 99n, daughter of Clara Etta 
(Vittum) Tucker 863N, was born March 19, 1886, at 
Barclay, Kas. She was united in marriage Dec. 21, 1910, 
with Ralph Fleming 388m, a railroad employe at Barclay, 
Kas. To them have been born: Ira Louis Fleming 88 In, 
born Mar. 30, 1911; Zelza Belle Fleming, 882n, born 
Jan. 9, 1913; William D. Fleming 883n, born Mar. 9, 
1916. 

Clarence Newton Tucker 1200n, son of Clara Etta 
(Vittum) Tucker, was born Sept. 15, 1896, at Barclay, 
Kas. He married May 20, 1819, Belle Witt 389m. He 
is a farmer at Barclay, Kas. To them have been born: 
Clara Darline Tucker 884n, born November, 1918; Clar- 
ence Eugene Tucker 885n, born Jan. 20, 1920. 

Nettie Marilla Vittum 864N, daughter of Benjamin 
C. 853N, was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, Oct. 18, 1871, 
where she still resides with a sister and brother. 

Susan Elizabeth Vittum 854N, daughter of Orlando 
W. 608N, was born in Sandwich, Aug. 25, 1831, and 
died July 6, 1847. 

Samuel Cook Vittum 85 5 N, son of Orlando W. 
608N, was born in Sandwich, Aug. 6, 1 834. He enlisted 
during the war of the Sixties and served as Sergeant, Co. H, 
24th Me. Volunteers. He died at Bonnet Carre, La., 
Apr. 15, 1863. 

Edwin Orlando Vittum 85 6N, son of Orlando W. 
608N, was born Nov. 24, 1841, in Sandwich, N. H. He 
was a farmer cultivating the land which his father had 
cleared from the forest when he was a small boy, and he 
was teacher as well as farmer, a leading and useful citizen. 
He held various offices of service and honor in his town- 
ship, and served several terms in the Maine legislature. The 



THE TRIBE OF STEPHEN 149 

Boston Globe of Mar. 5, 1905, in an article concerning 
him and his work, said that he represented four townships 
and 1 4 plantations, that is settlements without sufficient pop- 
ulation to be organized into townhsips, that his district 
included 600 square miles, and that he knew every inch of it. 
It was through this region that Arnold marched in his ill- 
fated expedition against Quebec in 1 775 ; a few miles from 
his home is what is still called the "Carrying Place," be- 
cause Arnold carried his boats and supplies eight miles 
through the forest from one river to another. It will be 
remembered that William Vittum 22N was a member of 
that expedition. Edwin O. 85 6N at the time of his death, 
at the age of 76, still held the office of Town Clerk. To 
use a saying old as Homer, "He lived in a house by the 
side of the road, and was a friend to men." He was 
one of the few who were interested in the compiling of this 
book, and if there had not been a few to encourage us we 
would never have completed it. He married Feb. 4, 1 864, 
Jane S. Jewett 390M. She was born Apr. 11,1 840, and 
died April 30, 1907. In a letter written several years after 
her death to one of the editors of this book, he expressed 
the strongest faith that he would soon meet his wife in the 
World Beyond. Thither he followed her, Oct. 13,1917. 
To them were born: Lillian Mae 886N, Sewell Frank 
887N, Edwin Ellsworth 888N, Susie Jane 889N. He is 
buried at Concord, Me., where he had lived since childhood. 

Lillian Mae Vittum 886N, daughter of Edwin 
Orlando 856N, was born July 3, 1865, and died Sept. 
14, 1903. She married, Aug. 23, 1884, Thomas A. 
Towne 391 M. To them were born: Ivie Mae Town 890n. 
see below; Everett Town 89 In, born May 8, 1887, died 
October, 1887; Erving Earl Towne, 892n, see below. 

Ivie Mae Town 890n, daughter of Lillian M. (Vit- 
tum) Towne 886N, was born June 14, 1885. She mar- 



150 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

ried June 4, 1 904, Wallace Howes 392m. To them were 
bom: Roy Albert Howes 893n, born Dec. 3, 1907; Jessie 
Mae Howes 894n, born July 20, 1911. This family re- 
sides at Concord, Me. 

Erving Earl Towne 892n, son of Lillian M. (Vil- 
tum) Towne 886N, was born Sept. 12, 1888. He mar- 
ried Nov. 27, 1911, Ina Dexter 393m. He is an enginer, 
residing at Bingham, Me. One child has been born to this 
family, Pauline Evelyn Towne, 895n, born Oct. 17, 1915. 

Sewell Frank Vittum 887N, son of Edwin O. 856N. 
was born Oct. 8, 1857. He married first, Sept. 2, 1892, 
Lydia E. Thompson, 394M. To them were born: Octa- 
via Merle, 896N, born Nov. 30, 1893; Jennie Mabel 
897N, born July 12, 1896. Sewell Frank Vittum 887N 
married second, July 25, 1912, Mabel M. Brawn 395M. 
No children are reported from this union. They reside 
at Foxcroft, Me. 

Octavia Merle Vittum 896N, daughter of Sewell 
Frank 887N, was born Nov. 30, 1893. She married 
July 1, 1909. Frank Bickford 396M. To them were born: 
Leonard Ray Bickford 898n, born Aug. 21, 1910; Lizzie 
Evelyn Bickford 899n, born Apr. 21, 1912; Doris Bick- 
ford 900n, born Sept. 30, 1913, died Nov. 1, 1903; Don- 
ald Verdiel Bickford 90 In, born Sept. 17, 1914. 

Jennie Mabel Vittum 897N, daughter of Sewell Frank 
887N, was born July 12, 1896. She married Mar. 14, 
1916, Ernest White 533M. They have one daughter, 
Endella Fern White 902n, born Aug. 20, 1 920. 

Edwin Elsworth Vittum 888N, son of Edwin Orlando 
856N, was born May 5, 1875. He married Nov. 15, 
1902, Mina A. Briggs, 397M. He is a scaler of lumber, 
and resides in Bingham, Me. To this family were born: 
Hazel Janett 903N, born Dec. 15, 1916; Mina A. 904N. 
died April 14, 1918. 



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Susie Jane Vittum 889N, daughter of Edwin O. 
856N, was born June 17, 1879. She married Aug. 24, 
1901, Thomas Howes 398N. She resides in Concord, 
Me., on the farm mentioned above which was cleared from 
the forest by the hands of her grandfather, Orlando W. 
Vittum 608N, when he moved there from Sandwich, N. H., 
in 1852. Since the death of her father, she has given Uo 
large assistance in compihng this record. 

William Vittum 609N, son of Stephen Page Vittum 
26N, was born in Sandwich, April 2, 1804, and died 
Aug. 18, 1855. He was married Dec. 20, 1825, by 
Rev. Samuel Hidden, to Elkina Clough 399M. The 
reprint of Mr. Hidden's records published in 1 895 gives 
the nam.e Elvira. I have not been able to consult the 
original records since noticing the error, and cannot say 
whether it is the mistake of a printer, editor, or of Mr. 
Hidden himself, but the correct spelling is Elkina. "Aunt 
Kinie", as she was familiarly known in our family, visited 
our home at rare intervals when I was a boy. There 
were few people living of whom my father and mother spoke 
with such respect, affection, and admiration as of her. She 
was a widow 36 years, and m.ost tenderly cared for by her 
youngest son, Joseph W. Vittum 908N, of Haverhill, 
Mass. She Vv'as born July 8, 1806, and died Dec. 26, 
1891. To William Vittum and Elkina (Clough) Vittum 
were born: Amanda Harriet 905N, John W. 906N, Mar- 
garet J. 907N, Joseph W. 908N. 

Amanda Harriet Vittum 905 N, daughter of William 
609N, married John C. Young 400M of Gilmanton, N. H. 
They lived for a short time with Stephen Vittum 603N in 
Sandwich, then returned to Gilmanton, and afterwards re- 
moved to some town in southern N. H. To them wer^^ 
born: Charles Addison Young, 909n, was born May 12, 
1 852, died Aug. 1 888, married Ida Sargent 401 m, of Hav- 



152 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

erhill, Mass., no children; Mark Edward Young 91 On, see 
below ; Emma E. Young 9 1 1 n, was born in Sandwich in 
1860, died in Gilmanton in 1870; Hattie Mabel Young 
912n was born in Gilmanton Aug. 3, 1866. 

Mark Edward Young, usually known in the family as 
Edward or Eddie Young 91 On, was born in 1856. He 
married Florence Radcliff 402m of Haverhill, Mass. They 
removed to California, where Edward died many years ago. 
He left one son, George Young 9 1 3n. 

John W. Vittum 906N, son of William 609N, was 
born July 19, 1832, and died Nov. 15, 1832. 

Margaret J. Vittum 907N, daughter of William 
609N, was born Dec. 15, 1853. She married William 
Bennett 403M, and resided in Plaistow, N. H. To them 
v,^ere born: Abbie Bennett 914n, who married Joseph 
Pierce 404m, of Melrose, Mass., no children reported; 
June Bennett 915n, who married Charles B. Frederick 
405m of Lowell, Mass., no children reported. 

Joseph Wentworth Vittum 908N, son of William 
609N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., May 7, 1838. He 
was for many years a successful shoe manufacturer of 
Haverhill, Mass., president of the Pentucket Savings Bank 
of Haverhill, a 32 degree Mason, and connected with the 
Baptist Church. He was married March, 1855, to 
Martha M. Rennard 406m of Salem, Mass. To this 
union two sons were born, William S. 916N, and Morrill 
Sanborn 91 7N. 

William S. Vittum 916N, son of Joseph W. 908N, 
was born Jan. 2, 1 856. His home was in Haverhill, Mass., 
where he was still living at last reports. He married first 
Isabel H. Martin 40 7M of Exeter, N. H., who died March 
8, 1 899. To this union one child was born, Maud R. 
Vittum 918N, who married William M. Perkins 409m, 
Sept. 5, 1906. William S. Vittum 916N, married second 



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Jennie W. Huntington 408M of Etna, N. H., Sept. 29, 
1902. To this union one child was born, Pauline M. Vit- 
tum, 919N, born July 7, 1906. 

Morrill Sanborn Vittum 91 7N, son of Joseph W. 
908N, was born Dec. 26 ,1860, and died Apr. 18, 1903. 
He married Oct. 26, 1882 , Mabel Marston 410M of 
Nottingham, N. H. To them was born one child, Joseph 
E. Vittum 920N. Their home was in Haverhill, Mass., 
where Mr. Vittum was associated with his father in the 
manufacture of shoes. 

Joseph E. Vittum 920N, son of Morrill S. 91 7N, was 
born June 30, 1888. He was married Oct. 1, 1913, to 
Elsie Evelyn Morse 5 1 8M. He resides on Ward Hill. 
Haverhill, Mass., where he has extensive orchards, follow- 
ing the business of a fruit-grower, home 1 1 36 Boston Road. 
He is a Mason, and connected with the Baptist Church. 
Three children have been born to this family: Elizabeth 
Morse Vittum 1 1 46N, March 26. 1917; Morrill Thayer 
Vittum 1 147N, May 4, 1919; Wnthrop Marston Vittum, 
n48N, Oct. 17. 1920. 



CHAPTER XV. 

THE TRIBE OF HULDAH. 
Huldah Vittum 27N, daughter of William 8N, son 
of William 3N, son of William 1 N, was born in Hamp- 
ton, N. H. She was baptized Mar. 26, 1 765. It is safe 
to assume that her birth was not more than a year earlier 
than that date. She is the mother of all those included in 
what we have called the Tribe of Huldah, which might be 
called the Tribe of Wallace. She married William Wal- 
lace 4nM. There is som.e little difference of opinion 
among those of his descendants now living, as to whether 
his name was William or John. The present writer, while 
judging that the more probable answer to the question is 
William, shared these doubts until quite recently, when he 
noticed that Rev. Samuel Hidden's record of the marriage 
of their son, William, calls him William, Jr. As Mr. Hid- 
den is known to have been very accurate in regard to 
details, his writing down the son William Jr. justifies us in 
believing that the father's name was William. We regret 
that we can find no information concerning a majority of 
their children. The reason is that there were several fami- 
lies settling in and around Sandwich at the time of this 
marriage named Wallace, not claiming any inter-relationship, 
and they all used repeatedly the familiar Christian names. 
Remembering that Mother Huldah was born more than a 
hundred and fifty years ago, it is not surprising that her 
children and grandchildren are inseparably mixed with the 
children and grandchildren of others named Wallace. 
The fact that the descendants of William 41 IM still have 
doubts concerning his Christian name, m_akes us cautious in 
accepting statements which are contradictory to information 



THE TRIBE OF HULDAH 1 55 

furnished by others. The following list of their children we 
believe to be correct and complete : David 92 I n, William 
922n, see below; Levi 923n see below; Thomas 924n; 
Mary 925n; John 926n, Tufton 92 7n, see below. 

William Wallace 922n, son of Huldah (Vittum) 
Wallace 27N and William Wallace 4 1 1M, was married 
May, 1 808, by Rev. Samuel Hidden. The record says 
that both were from Sandwich. We can find no further 
reliable report. 

Levi Wallace 92 3n, son of Huldah (Vittum) Wal- 
lace 27N, married a woman named Sally, but accounts 
differ as to whether her name before this marriage was 
Sally Ham.lin 413m, or Sally Wadleigh 413m. It seems 
probable to the compiler that she was a widow and that 
one of these was her maiden name, and the other that of her 
former husband. There is no evidence that such is the 
fact, except that she seems to have one more name than can 
be explained in any other way. Their children are as fol- 
lows: Levi 928n, Almira 929n, William 930n, Abbie 
93 In, Nancy 932n, Charles 933n. 

Levi Wallace 928n, son of Levi Wallace 923n, mar- 
ried Hulda Vittum 1 7 1 M, widow of Amasa Vittum 3 1 8N. 
The tales concerning this marriage remind us of the 
"Movies." Amasa Vittum died somewhat mysteriously, 
and the assertion was made in the neighborhood that his 
wife was responsible for his death, and that Levi Wallace 
was an accomplice. Lurid stories were circulated concern- 
ing overwhelming evidence, which was said to include letters 
that had passed between the accused parties in which the 
murder was planned in detail. These assertions became 
more pronounced when Mrs. Vittum was arrested and 
placed on trial for the murder of her husband ; and there 
was great astonishment among the scandal-m.ongers when 
she was acquitted and released. The present writer's 



156 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

maternal grandfather served on the jury, and he repeatedly 
declared that there were no such letters produced at the trial, 
neither was there any evidence that could justify "twelve men 
and true" in believing the woman a murderess — much less 
that could convince them of her guilt "beyond a reasonable 
doubt." This is the only case of a Vittum on trial for crime 
in the whole Vittum history, of which the present writer 
has ever heard, and in this case the accused was a Vittum 
by marriage — and acquitted of the charge. Levi Wallace 
928n who was of Vittum descent was not even arrested. It 
is but fair to add, however, that Levi Wallace 92 8n and 
Mrs. Amasa Vittum 171M were married soon after the 
trial ended. 

Almira Vittum V/allace 929n 236M, daughter of 
Levi Wallace 923n, married Alpheus Vittum 461 N 415m. 
For family see under Alpheus 461 N. 

William Wallace 930n, son of Levi Wallace 92 3n, 
married Sally Bryant 416m, and lived south of the School- 
house. To them were born: Mary Wallace 934n, who 

was born August, 1827, married Prescott 417m, 

died May 11, 1911; Adeline Wallace 935n, who was 
born December, 1842, and died Apr. 18, 1907. There 
may have been others. 

Harry Wallace 936n, son of Adeline Wallace 935n, 
married first Effie M. Hatch 418in. To them were born 
a son, Carl Wallace 937n, who was born August, 1897. 
and died Dec. 20, 1908. Harry Wallace 936n married 
second Nov. 15, 1910, Nellie M. Plummer 419m. To 
them have been born: Frances M. Wallace 938n, born 
Apr. 25. 1915; Clyde Edwin Wallace 939n, born Apr. 
14, 1920. 

Abbie Wallace 93 In, daughter of Levi 92 3n, did not 
live in Sandwich. We have obtained no reliable report 
concerning her life. 



THE TRIBE OF HULDAI-I 157 

Nancy Wallace 932n, daughter of Levi Wallace 

923N, married — Kemp 420m, and lived in Lynn, 

Mass. 

Charles Wallace 933n, son of Levi 923n, did not 
marry. He lived for many years with his sister, Almira 
(Wallace) Vittum 929n, and in later life, with his sister, 
Nancy (Wallace) Kemp 932n, in Lynn. Mass. 

Tufton Wallace 92 7n, son of Huldah (Vittum) Wal- 
lace 27N, married Mary Palmer 421m. They resided a 
little north of the Vittum neighborhood on the road leading 
to Durgin's Mills. To them were born: John Wallace 
940n, Moses Wallace 94 In, Lucinda Wallace 942n, 
Maria Wallace 943n, James Wallace 944n, Mary Jane 
Wallace 945n, Sarah Ann 946n, Climena 94 7n, Hulda 
948n, Rebecca 949n. 

John Wallace 940n, son of Tufton Wallace 92 7n, 
married and lived in Milton, N. H. He had children as 
follows: Frem.ont Wallace 950n, William Wallace 95 In, 
Joseph Wallace 952n, George Wallace 95 3n, a Sister 
95 4n, name unknown. 

Moses Wallace 94 In, son of Tufton Wallace 92 7n, 
married first his cousin Mary Wallace 422m, and resided 
on the farm which had been occupied by his father Tufton 
92 7n. He married second Eliza Phillips 423m, a rela- 
tive of Wendell Phillips. To the first union were born: 
Betsey Jane Wallace 955n, Mary Ann Wallace 956n, 
John Wallace 95 7n. To the second union were born: 
Idella Wallace 958n, see below; Love Wallace 959n, see 
below; Urban A. Wallace 960n, see below. 

Idella Wallace 958n, daughter of Moses Wallace 
94 In, married Oskar Seldis 424n, who had come to this 
country after studying in the University of Berlin. He died 
several years ago. Mrs. Seldis is a teacher of Arts and 
Crafts in Boston, Mass. She retains the old homestead. 



158 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

and has made it a comfortable summer residence, while pre- 
serving the old-time flavor. 

Love Wallace 95 9n, daughter of Moses Wallace 
94 In, married William E. Smith 425m. 

Urban A. Wallace 960n, son of Moses Wallace 
94 In, married Anna Walsh 426m. He resides in Fall 
River, Mass., where he is a teacher of Arts and Crafts. 
One child has been born to this family that died young, 
numbered 96 1 n. 

Lucinda Wallace 942n, daughter of Tufton Wallace 
927n, was born Dec. 16, 1820, in Sandwich, N. H., and 
died June 21,1 903, in Massachusetts. She was married 
Dec. 25, 1840, to Marshall Cutting 427m, who was born 
Oct. 27, 1818, at Weston, Mass., and died in the same 
town Sept. 1 8, 1 889. To them were born : Sarah Maria 
Cutting 962n, Lydia Ann Cutting 963n, Mary Augusta 
Cutting 964n, Ellen Esther Cutting 965n, Marshall John 
Cutting 966n. 

Sarah Maria Cutting 962n, daughter of Lucinda 
(Wallace) Cutting 942n, was born Dec. 3, 1841, and 
married, Dec. 3, 1 860, John D. Moulton 428m.. To them 
were born: Sarah Eliza Moulton 967n, Charles E. Moulton 
968n, Francis M. Moulton 969n, Hattie Lucinda Moulton 
970n, Ira Cotton Moulton 97 In, George H. Moulton 
972n, Herbert Cutting Moulton 973n, Henry A. Moulton 
974n, Alice Ida Moulton 975n. 

Sarah Eliza Moulton 967n, daughter of Sarah Maria 
(Cutting) Moulton 962n, was born Oct. 19, 1861 ; she 
married William T. Hancock 429m. To them one child 
was born, George W. Hancock 976n. 

Charles E. Moulton 968n, son of Sarah Maria (Cut- 
ting) Moulton 962n, was born March 30, 1 864. He mar- 
ried first Kate Burk 430m; to this union one child was 
born, Mary Eliza Moulton 977n, see below. Charles E. 



THE TRIBE OF HULDAH 159 

Moulton 968n married second Mary Burk 431m. To them 
were born: Mildred Moulton 978n, Sarah Moulton 979n, 
Irene Moulton 980n. 

Mary Eliza Moulton 977n, daughter of Charles E. 
Moulton 968n, married George Ward 432n. To them 
were born : Olive Ward 98 1 n, now deceased ; Helen Ward 
982n; Marion Ward 98 3n. 

Francis M. Moulton 969n, son of Sarah Maria (Cut- 
ting) Moulton, was born Dec. 12, 1865. He married 
Bessie Coo 432m, and died December, 1918. He left 
one child, Edward Moulton 984n. 

Hattie Lucinda Moulton 970n, daughter of Sarah 
Maria (Cutting) Moulton 962n, was born Sept. 4, 1868. 
She married Asa A. Adams 433m. To them was born 
one child, John Edward Adams 985 n. 

John Edv/ard Adams 985 n, son of Hattie Lucinda 
(Moulton) Adams 970n, married Ora Holden 434m. 
To them were born: John Edward Adams 986n, Leroy 
Adams 98 7n, Martha J. Adams 988n. 

Ira' Cotton Moulton 97 In, son of Sarah Maria (Cut- 
ting) Moulton 962n, was born March 2, 1871. 

George H. Moulton 972n, son of Sarah Maria (Cut- 
ting) Moulton 962n, was born Nov. 1, 1874. 

Herbert Cutting Moulton, 973n, son of Sarah Maria 
(Cutting) Moulton 962n, was born Dec. 8, 1878. Now 
deceased. 

Henry A. Moulton 974n, son of Sarah Maria (Cut- 
ting) Moulton 962n, born July 16, 1888, married Myrtle 
Brackett, 435m. To them was born one child, Edith 
Lyle Moulton 989n. 

Alice Ida Moulton 975n, daughter of Sarah Maria 
(Cutting) Moulton 962n, was born Aug. 20, 1883. She 
married Sidney Peabody 436m. To them were born: 



160 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Herbert Peabody 990n, Gladys Peabody 99 In, Edna 
Peabody 992n, Kenneth Peabody 993n. 

Lydia Ann Cutting 963n, daughter of Lucinda (Wal- 
lace) Cutting 942n, was born Feb. 6, 1844, and died 
Dec. 9, 1904. She was married to William Hawkes 
437m, March 31, 1868. To them was born one child, 
Caira D. Hawkes 994n. 

Mary Augusta Cutting 964n, daughter of Lucinda 
(Wallace) Cutting 942n, was born May 29, 1846. and 
died Apr. 4, 1 867. 

Ellen Esther Cutting 965n 208M, daughter of Lu- 
cinda (Wallace) Cutting 942n, was born Dec. 6, 1853. 
She married Dec. 15, 1874, her cousin Darius B. Vittum, 
424N 438m. For her family see under Darius B. Vittum 
424N. 

Marshall John Cutting 966n 217M, son of Lucinda 
(Wallace) Cutting 942n, was born May 24, 1855, and 
married Sept. 24, 1879, his cousin, Carrie I. Vittum 428N 
439m. For her family, see under Carrie I. Vittum 428N. 

Maria Wallace 943n, daughter of Tufton Wallace 
92 7n, married first Sawyer 440m, second Phil- 
brick 441m. To the first union two children were born» 
names unknown, numbered 995n and 996n. 

James Wallace 944n, son of Tufton Wallace 92 7n, 
married Susan Fogg 442m, and resided in Beverly, Mass. 
To them were born: Edward Wallace 99 7n; Herbert Wal- 
lace 998n; Ada Wallace 999n ; Lizzie Wallace lOOOn; 
Lucinda Wallace 1 00 1 n, who married Professor Sears 
443m of Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. One other 
whose name is unknown, 1 002n. 

Mary Jane Wallace 945n, daughter of Tufton Wal- 
lace 92 7n, married George Litchfield 444m, and resided 
in Beverly, Mass. 

Sarah Ann Wallace 946n, daughter of Tufton 92 7n, 



THE TRIBE OF HULDAH 161 

was born February, 1830, and died July 15, 1886. She 
rPxarried Elias H. Fogg 445m. fhey lived in their early 
married life in Sandwich, then removed to Boston, resid- 
ing there and in that vicinity for many years. Mr. Fogg was 
enrolled in the army in the Sixties, serving in construction 
work. The family finally returned to Sandwich and lived 
on the farm formerly occupied by his father. There Mrs 
Fogg died in 1 886. Mr. Fogg contracted a second mar- 
riage and continued to live on the farm until the burning of 
the house nnade it necessary for him to seek a home with 
his daughters. At the time of his removal, he was carrying 
the "Gold Headed Cane" as the oldest person in Sandwich, 
He was cared for first by his daughter, Mrs. Gotts, in Som- 
erville, Mass., then by Mrs. Burrous in Lowell, Mass. To 
Sarah Ann (Wallace) Fogg 946n, five children were born: 
Harriet A. Fogg 1 003n, Ada lola Fogg 1 004n, Melvin 
Fogg 1005n, Melvin Fogg 1 006n, Nellie S. Fogg 1007n. 

Harriet A. Fogg 1 003n, married Frank Burrous 
446m. To them was born one daughter Aldana Christabel 
lOOSn, born in Sandwich, May 5, 1881. She is now 
living with her mother at 31 Royal St., Lowell, Mass. 

Ada lola Fogg 1 004n, daughter of Sarah Ann (Wal- 
lace) Fogg 946n, was born Nov. 1 9, 1 859. She married 
Thomas H. Gotts 447m. To them were born two chil- 
dren : Josephine A. Gotts 1 009n, who is a teacher in Bos- 
ton and living with her mother, born Nov. 19, 1 88 1 ; Willis 
H. Gotts 101 On, born July 8, 1883, died July 15, 1886. 
The family address is 1 Harden Road W. Somerville, 
Mass. 

Melvin Fogg 1005n, son of Sarah Ann (Wallace) 
Fogg 946n, was drov/ned when two years of age. 

Melvin Fogg 1 006n, son of Sarah Ann (Wallace) 
Fogg, married Minnie Frye 448m. They are said to reside 
in 1 renton, N. J. They have five children, the names of 



162 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

whom we are unable to leam, but we have numbered them 
101 In- 101 5n in the hope that the names may be supplied. 

Nellie S. Fogg 1007n, daughter of Sarah Ann (Wal- 
lace) Fogg 946n, married Allen Bagley 449m. She is 
now a widow, living at Newport, N. H. She has four 
children: Grace Bagley 1016n; Harold Bagley 101 7n, 
and two others whom we have numbered 1 01 8n and 101 9n. 

Climena Wallace 94 7n 202 M, daughter of Tufton 
Wallace, 92 7n, was born Feb. 22, 1830, and died July 
12, 1899. She married her second cousin Lemuel Vittum 
392N 515m. For an account of her family see Lemuel 
Vittum 392 N, 

Hulda Wallace 948n, daughter of Tufton 92 7n, is 
one of whom we have been unable to obtain any report. 

Rebecca Wallace 949n, daughter of Tufton Wallace 

92 7n, married Pike 450m, who was a Captain 

during the war of the Sixties. After his death she con- 
tracted a second marriage with James Clark 45 1 m, who had 
also been a soldier in the Sixties. To her first union were 
born: Ida Pike 1020n, Jennie Pike 102 In, a son name 
unknown 1022n. To the second union were born: Jame» 
Clark 1023n, Eddie Clark 1 024n. 



CHAPTER XVI. 

THE TRIBE OF THOMAS. 
Thomas Vittum 28N, son of William Vittum 8N. 
son of William 3N, son of William 1 N, was born in Sand- 
wich, N. H. His father. William 8N, the Sandwich 
Pioneer, had nine children, every one of whom lived past 
middle age. The six elder members of this family were born 
in Hampton, N. H., from which the family migrated to 
Sandwich. The first child of the three born in Sandwich 
was Thomas 28N, born in 1 768. He is the father of all 
those Vittums whom we have called the Tribe of Thomas. 
He married Sally Weed 45 2 M, sister of Dolly or Dorothy 
Weed 479M who married his brother Tufton 29N. In 
the old cemetery on Vittum Hill is a stone bearing this in- 
scription: "Thomas Vittum Died June 15, 1815, Ae. 43." 
"Sally his wife Died March 30. 1857, Ae. 83." Old 
records (unofficial) give the date of his birth as 1 768, but 
if this inscription is correct, the date should be I 772. His 
sister, Polly, has been called the youngest of the family. 
One of his grandchildren who is still living and remembers 
"Aunt Polly" perfectly, feels certain that Polly was the 
youngest. The official record of her baptism in 1 772 may 
still be read in the old records of Hampton, N. H., and it 
seems impossible that this record could be wrong, but if his 
younger sister was baptized in 1 772, he could not have 
been born in 1 772. The importance of this contradiction 
is due to the fact that some of his descendants, now dead, 
but living in the memory of the present writer, claimed that 
Thomas Vittum 28N was the first white boy born in Sand- 
wich. If the date of his birth was 1 768, this claim might well 
be true, since according to Jeremiah Furber the first settlement 



164 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

was made In November, 1 767. We cannot settle this 
difficulty; but as the stone was not erected until about 45 
years after his death, it may be that one of the figures is 
wrong. But this stone throws a cloud upon the claim of 
the Vittum Folks that they furnished the first Man Child 
born to Mother Sandwich. He occupied the original Vittum 
Homestead on the land cleared by his father, the Sandwich 
pioneer, and defended and saved by his mother — with a ket- 
tle of hot water. Up to the time of his death, his family 
lived in the old house built by his father. He was building 
a new house and drawing lumber for that purpose when 
he was accidentally killed in the woods. After his death, 
the house was completed and occupied by his widow until 
her death 44 years later. In her old age, she was cared 
for by Moses Butler 473M, and her daughter Grace (Vit- 
tum) Butler 1026N. For a fuller account of the house 
see Chapter VIII. The following list of children born to 
him and his wife Sally is doubtless correct as to the names, 
but it is impossible to arrange them in proper order with 
any certainty: Nancy 1025N, Grace 1 026N, Moses 
1027N, Sargent 1 028N, Lucy I029N. 

Nancy Vittum 1025N, daughter of Thomas 28N, 
died unmarried. 

Grace Vittum 1026N, daughter of Thomas 28N, was 
born in 1808, and died May 14, 1888. She married 
Moses Butler 473M of S. Berwick, Me., who was born 
June 30, 1805, and died Oct. 27, 1889. As indicated in 
the preceding paragraph, Mr. and Mrs. Butler resided on 
the old homestead until their death. To them were born: 
Phebe Ann Butler 1 069n, who was born in 1834 and 
died unmarried Aug. 27, 1893; Lucy Grace Butler 
1070n, see below; Daniel Ross Buder 107 In, who was 
born in 1 840 and accidentally drowned in Bearcamp Pond, 
Dec. 11, 1877; Susan Abbie Butler 1072n, born about 



THE TRIBE OF THOMAS 165 

1841, and died unmarried. May 1, 1895. 

Lucy Grace Butler 1070n, daughter of Grace (Vit- 
tum) Butler 1026N, was born March 15, 1836. She 
married Oct. 12, 1863, Samuel Batchelder 60Mm, who 
had previously been united in a first marriage with Eliza 
Ann Vittum 1 78N. He was born at Mason, N. H., 
June 5, 1831, and died Apr. 14, 1900. To this union 
one child was born, Jessie Grace Batchelder 1073n. 

Jessie Grace Batchelder 1073n, daughter of Lucy 
Grace (Butler) Batchelder 1 070n, was born Oct. 1, 1864. 
She was united in marriage June 15, 1887, with William 
Wells 541m. Their home is in Haverhill, Mass., 8 Judson 
St. To them were born: Ethel Grace Wells 1074n, Mil- 
dred Verna Wells 1075n. 

Ethel Grace Wells 1074n, daughter of Jessie G. 
(Batchelder) Wells 1073n, was born April 16, 1890, and 
married Feb. 16, 1907, Theodore Goodrich 474m. They 
have one child, Frank Wells Goodrich 1076n, born Dec. 
25, 1908. 

Mildred Verna Wells 1 075n, daughter of Jessie Grace 
(Batchelder) Wells 1073n, was born Feb. 19, 1893. 
She was united in marriage with John Adams Mason 475m. 
No children are reported. 

Moses Vittum 1027N, son of Thomas Vittum 28N, 
died when quite young. 

Sargent Vittum 1 028N, son of Thomas Vittum 28N, 
was born on the old Vittum Homestead, April 19, 1814, 
and died at Canton, 111., Aug. 7, 1900. He was married 
March 27, 1836, by Rev. J. Pinkham, to his cousin, Mary 
Ann Weed 45 3M. He cultivated land inherited from his 
father, which had been a part of the original pioneer home- 
stead, and built a house north of the highway, now owned 
by Allen L. Vittum 425n. Here he resided until 1853, 
when he removed to Canton, 111., where he was a pros- 



166 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

perous farmer, and the patriarch of a large family. The 
following are the children of this household: Emily Caro- 
line 1030N, Harrison Hoyt 103 IN, Omer V. R., 1032N. 
Alwyn Alonzo 1033N, Helen Eliza 1 034N, Anzonette 
Minerva 1035N, Susan Elizabeth 1036N, Edith Edna 
1037N, Elden Sloss I038N. 

Emily Caroline Vittum I 030N, daughter of Sargent 
1028N, was born in Sandwich, Apr. 15, 1836, died Oc- 
tober 3, 1 860. We have no report of any marriage. 

Harrison Hoyt Vittum 103 IN, son of Sargent 
1028N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., April 15, 1836. 
and died at Canton, 111., Nov. 29, 1918. He was mar- 
ried Oct. 3, 1861, to Mary Harper 454M, who was born 
Dec. 21, 1843, and died Sept. 13, 1898. The last years 
of their life were spent in retirment from business at Canton, 
111. No children. 

Omer V. R. Vittum 1032N, son of Sargent 1 028N. 
was born in Sandwich, N. H., Aug. 9, 1840. He mar- 
ried first Amanda Elliot 455M, Feb. 27, 1866. She died 
May 11,1 908. He married second Mrs. Eunice Green 
456M, April, 1915. At last accounts they were living in 
retirement from business in Canton, 111. No children. 

Alwyn Alonzo Vittum 1033N, son of Sargent 
1028N. was born June 1 7, 1849, and died Feb. 4, 1914. 
He married first Mary Williamson 45 7M, who was born 
Nov. 4, 1857, and died Oct. 4, 1879. To this union 
one child was born, Earl Vittum 1039N, see below. 
Alwyn Alonzo 1033N married second Dec. 19, 1885, 
Nellie Haganan 458M, who died Feb. 29, 1904. To 
this second union one child was born, Mamie Vit- 
tum 1040N, who was born Jan. 8, 1887, and died Aug. 
13, 1887. 

Earl Vittum 1039N 496M, son of Alwyn Alonzo 
I033N, was born June 17, 1878. At the death of his 



THE TRIBE OF THOMAS 167 

mother, he was taken into the family of his Uncle Omer 
V. R. Vittum 1032N, where he hved until his marriage, 
Feb. 25, 1903, to his third cousin, Edna C. Vittum 
1 1 08N 459M. They live on a farm near Canton, 111. To 
them have been born two children: Omer Vittum 104 IN, 
born Mar. 19, 1904; Dan. W. Vittum 1042N, June 23, 
1906. 

Helen Eliza Vittum 1034N, daughter of Sargent 
1028N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 12, 1851, 
and died at Champaign, 111., in 1917. She was married 
Dec. 30, 1863, to John Wesley Myers 460M, who was 
born Nov. 30, 1838, and died in October, 1920. The 
last years of their lives were spent in retirement from busi- 
ness at Champaign, 111. To them were born: Henry 
Wildie Myers 1 043n, Frank Leonard Myers 1 044n, Maud 
Ossola Myers 1 045n, Lura Mae Myers 1 046n, Winnifred 
Myrde Myers 1047n, Wissie Etha Myers 1 048n. 

Henry Wildie Myers 1043n, son of Helen Eliza 
(Vittum) Myers 1034N, was born Apr. 14, 1865. He 
was married Jan. 1, 1899, to Ethel Thompson 461m, who 
was born Nov. 6, 1876. The family formerly resided in 
Halle, Tenn., but have more recently removed to Texas. 
To them have been born two children : Jack Myers 1 049n, 
born Aug. 31, 1904; Helen Eva Myers 1050n, born Feb. 
20, 1906. 

Frank Leonard Myers 1 044n, son of Helen Eliza 
(Vittum) Myers 1 034N, was born Sept. 24, 1867. He 
married Eugenia Tull 462m. They reside in Champaign, 
111., and have one child, Harriett June Myers 1 05 1 n. 

Maud Ossola Myers 1045n, daughter of Helen Eliza 
(Vittum) Myers 1034N, was born Nov. 2, 1869. She 
was married Oct. 26, 1896, to William Franklin Marker 
463m, who died May 12, 1901. Their home was in 
Champaign, III. To this union two children were born. 



168 THL VITTUM FOLKS 

Maud O. (Myers) Marker 1045n, was married second to 

Ross 464m, and removed to Okmulgee, Okla. To 

this second union one child was born. The following are 
the children of Maud O. (Myers) (Marker) Ross 1045n: 
Hugh Vittum Marker 1052n, born Sept. 13, 1899, and 
died Oct. 28, 1900; William Franklin Marker 1053n. 
born Aug. 23, 1901 ; Paul Ross 1054n. 

Lura Mae Myers 1 046n, daughter of Helen Eliza 
(Vittum) Myers 1034n was born Aug. 29, 1871 . At last 
reports she was unmarried, residing at Okmulgee, Okla. 

Winnifred Myrtle Myers 1047n, daughter of Helen 
Eliza (Vittum) Myers 1034N, was born Apr. 14, 1878. 
and was married Oct. 24, 1 904, to William Hiram Furs- 
man 465m. They reside in Muskogee, Okla., and have 
two children: Helen Eliza Fursman 1055n, born Oct. 1 1, 
1907: Jack Fursman 1056n. 

Wissie Etha Myers 1 048n, daughter of Helen Eliza 
(Vittum) Myers 1034N, was born Sept. 21, 1881. 
She married Tom Bryan 466m, and resides in Champaign, 
111. They have three children, names not reported, whom 
we have numbered 1057n, 1058n, 1059n. 

Anzonette Minerva Vittum 1035N, daughter of Sar- 
gent 1028N, was born at Sandwich, N. H., Aug. 4, 1846. 
and was married Mar. 9, 1861, to James Curtis Whitmore, 
467M, who was born Mar. 5, 1847, and is now living 
at Canton, 111. Mrs. (Vittum) Whitmore 1035n, died 
June 23, 1886, leaving one daughter, Ethel Claudia Whit- 
more 1 060n. 

Ethel Claudia Whitmore 1 060n, daughter of 
Anzonette Minerva (Vittum) Whitmore 1035N, was born 
Aug. 9, 1863, and was married Jan. 1, 1901, to Harvey 
Henderson 468m. To them have been born: Curtis Hen- 
derson, 1060n, born Nov. 15, 1902; Clifford Henderson 



THE TRIBE OF THOMAS 169 

106 In, born Jan. 2, 1904. The family resides near Cuba, 
111., where they are engaged in farming. 

Susan Elizabeth Vittum 1 036N, daughter of Sargent 
1028N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 12, 1851. 
She was married Dec. 31, 1882, to Augustine McCutchen 
469m, who was born May 6, 1835, and died August, 
1919. The last years of their married life were passed in 
retirement from active business at Canton, 111. The address 
of Mrs. (Vittum) McCutchen 1036N, is 3104 Third 
St., San Diego, Calif. No children. 

Edith Edna Vittum 1037N, daughter of Sargent 
1028N, was born in Canton, 111., Sept. 8, 1857, and died 
June 6, 1897. She was married to Dr. J. Frank Wright 
470M, who died about five years later than the death of 
Lis wife. Their home was in Canton, 111. No children. 

Elden Sloss Vittum 1 038N, son of Sargent 1 028N, 
was born in Canton, 111., Aug. 9, 1859. He was married 
Feb. 28, 1884, to Lida Lee Watson 47 IM, who was born 
May 4, 1865. They formerly resided at Knoxville, 111., 
but their present address is 355 N. 4th Ave., Canton, 111. 
To them were born: Merle Watson 1063N, Elden Faber 
1064N, Loren Lathrop 1065N, Adah Marjorie 1 066N, 
Alwyn Augustine 1067N. 

Merle Watson Vittum 1063N, son of Elden S. 
1038N, was born April 25, 1884, and married Aug. 31, 
1910, to Ethel Katherine Glisson 472M. They reside at 
528 N, Menio Ave., Sioux Falls, S. D. 

Elden Faber Vittum 1 064N, son of Elden S. 1 038N, 
was born June 9. 1888, and was married June 30, 1910, 
to Elizabeth Runkle 476M. They reside at 1 753 N. 43rd 
Place, Los Angeles, Calif. They have one son, Melvin 
Stuart Vittum 1 068N, born Jan. 25, 1917. 

Loren Lathrop Vittum 1065N, son of Elden S. 
1038N, was born Sept. 6, 1893, and died July 13, 1908. 



] 70 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Adah Marjorie Vittum 1 066N, daughter of Elden S. 
1038N, was born Nov. 25, 1898. She was married 
Aug. 6, 1919, to Paul Byrne 477M, and resides at 
Faulkton, S. D. 

Alwyn Augustus Vittum 1067N, son of Elden S. 
1038N, was born Sept. 29, 1909. He is still with his 
parents. 

Lucy Vittum 1029N 182M, daughter of Thomas 
Vittum 28N, married Nathaniel Vittum 363N 478M. 
For family see Nathaniel Vittum 363N. 



CHAPTER XVII. 

THE TRIBE OF TUFTON. 

Tufton Vittum 29N, son of William Vittum 8N, son 
of William Vittum 3N, son of William Vittom 1 N, was 
born on Vittum Hill, Sandwich, N. H., in 1 769. He was 
the eighth child and youngest son of William the Sandwich 
Pioneer, and his earliest recollections must have been associ- 
ated with a little home surrounded with unbroken forest. 
He was the first of the Vittums to be given the name Tufton 
— odd to most ears, but so common among them as to be 
characteristic of the family. There are many still living 
that remember vividly the striking personality of Dr. T. J. 
Sweatt, for many years a practicing physician in Sandwich — 
a man whose intuitive knowledge of disease was almost 
miraculous. He enjoyed a joke, and sometimes his stories 
were as helpful as his medicine. It is told that on a 
certain occasion a man said to him: 

"Doctor, you have practiced a long time among the 
Vittums; can you tell how many different Tufton Vittums 
there reallj' are?" 

"I can't say offhand," he answered, "but you can 
count as I name them: King Tufton, Great Tufton, Large 
Tufton, Big Tufton, Old Tufton, Young Tufton, Little 
Tufton, Small Tufton, Tuff, Tuff-ee, and Tuff-ee-Tough." 

This much is true that there were several Tuftons, and 
the neighbors resorted to various expedients for distinguish- 
ing one from the other. Tufton 29N was often called 
"King Tufton", not only because he was the eldest bearing 
the name, but also because of the good advice he gave the 



1 72 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

younger Vittums who were settling around him, and the great 
influence he wielded in the community. But the others were 
not all named in his honor. He was still but a boy when 
the son of an older brother was given the name. Daughters 
from Vittum households perpetuated the name in families 
with different surnames. The question has often been 
raised, whence came such a name? The word probably 
originated as the name of some little English hamlet, prob- 
ably meaning the "Town on the Green Hill." It came to 
the Vittums from J. Tufton Mason, the original grantee of 
the township afterwards named Tuftonboro, a near neighbor 
to Sandwich. The fact that the citizens preferred to use 
his Christian name and call the town Tuftonboro rather 
than Masonboro, indicates that he was friendly with the 
people, in sharp contrast to Col. Jonathan Moulton, the 
original grantee of Moultonboro, another near neighbor to 
Sandwich. The friendship and admiration of the Vittums 
for John Tufton Mason must have begun when they resided 
in Hampton, N. H. ; for Tufton Vittum 29N, was born 
in 1 769, while Tuftonboro was not settled until 1 780. 
Tufton Vittum 29N married Dolly or Dorothy Weed 
479M, sister of Sally Weed 452M, who married his bro- 
ther Thomas 28N ; these sisters belonged to the same family 
as Orlando Weed, one of the most prominent of the 
pioneers in that section. There were several other inter- 
marriages of these two families, but Tufton Vittum 29N 
and his wife Dolly 479M were not related. Tufton's 
farm adjoined the original homestead of his father, William 
the Sandwich Pioneer. From his "back field" there was a 
magnificent view of mountains, lakes, and forests, and his 
land extended down the steep slope of Vittum Hill to Bear- 
camp Pond, where there was excellent fishing — -the farm 
now occupied by Clarence E. Graves 472n. In the little 
cemetery on Vittum Hill, familiarly known as the Vittum 



THE TRIBE OF TUFTON 1 73 

Burying Ground, there are two stones bearing these inscrip- 
tions : 

Tufton Vittum died Apr. 18, 1847. Age 78 years. 

Dolly Vittum died Oct. 13, 1837. Age 66y. 2m. 
17d. 

The children of these parents were as follows: Na- 
thaniel 1078N, Daniel Wicks 1077N, Sally 1079N. Dan- 
iel Wicks was younger than Nathanial and should have 
been given a higher number. 

Nathaniel Vittum 1078N, son of Tufton 29N, was 
born on Vittum Hill, Sandwich. N. H., March 30, 1804, 
and died at Canton, 111., July 8, 1892. Nathaniel 1078N, 
was married March 18, 1825, to Clarissa Palmer 487M. 
a near neighbor, born Aug. 1 7, 1 804. They remained at 
the home farm and cared for the father and mother as long 
as either was living. Then the farm was sold, passing into 
the hands of Ross C. Graves 506n. Nathaniel Vittum 
then removed to Canton, 111., where he purchased a farm in 
1847. He prospered and was able to retire from active 
work and spend many years in peaceful old age. He died 
at the advanced age of 88 years. To this family were born: 
Sarah Jane 1 094N. Martin 1095N, Daniel Weeks 
1096N. We are not sure that these names are arranged 
in the proper order. 

Sarah Jane Vittum 1094N, daughter of Nathaniel 
1078N, was born in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 8. 1826. 
She married in Canton, 111., in 1850, Joseph Drake, 488M, 
who was born in Sussex Co., N. J., about 1828. He was 
a merchant in Canton, 111., foi* a time, then became a dealer 
in live stock and also a breeder. He died in South Dakota, 
July 31, 1886. Sarah J. (Vittum) Drake 1 094N, died 
Feb. 21, 1883. To them were born: Alonzo Milton 
Drake 1097n, Celinda Vittum Drake 1 165n, Eugene Mar- 
tin Drake 1 098n, Nellie Drake 1 1 66n, Douglas S. Drake 



174 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

109%. Fred Drake 11 OOn. Nathaniel S. Drake llOln. 

Alonzo Milton Drake 1097n, son of Sarah J. (Vil- 
tum) Drake 1094N, was born in Canton, 111., July 24, 
1851, and died ibid. Feb. 2, 1893. He was a merchant 
in Canton, 111. He married, Nov. 24, 1875, Iva Mary 
Allen, 489m, who was born in Ohio, Nov. 24, 1853, and 
is still living. To them was born one daughter, Edith 
Allen Drake 1 1 02n, see below. 

Edith Allen Drake 1 1 02n, daughter of Alonzo S. 
Drake 1095n, was born in Canton, 111., April 21, 1882, 
graduated at Smith College, Mass., 1903, and married, 
Oct. 21. 1908, Dr. Walter Lloyd Hyde 490m, an 
Orthodontist practicing in Minneapolis, Minn., home address 
4836 Emerson Ave. South Minneapolis, Minn. To them 
have been born children as follows: George Allen Hyde 
1 103n, born in Canton. 111., Sept. 25, 1909; John Collins 
Hyde 1 104n, born in Canton, 111., Sept. 20, 1914; Walter 
Lewis Hyde 1 105n. born in Minneapolis, Minn., May 30, 
1919. 

Celinda Vittum Drake 1 1 65n, daughter of Sarah J. 
(Vittum) Drake 1 094N, was born Oct. 25, 1852, and 
died Jan. 25, 1858. 

Eugene Martin Drake 1 098n, son of Sarah J. (Vit- 
tum) Drake 1094N, was born in 1857, in Canton, 111., 
where he still resides as proprietor of the largest grocery in 
the city. He was married, Oct. 1, 1879, to Carrie Starr 
McMasters 491m. Children: Nelly Drake 1151n, born 
in Canton, 111., Apr. 15, 1883, residence ibid.; Ruth Allen 
Drake 1 152n, see below. 

Ruth Allen Drake 1 1 52n, daughter of Eugene M. 
Drake 1097n, was born in Canton, 111., where she still re- 
sides. She was married, Nov. 25, 1908. to Wm. Oscar 
McCord 492m. To them has been born one child. Wm. O. 
McCord 1153n. Dec. 2, 1909. 



THE TRIBE OF TUFTON 1 75 

Nellie Drake 1 1 66n, daughter of Sarah J. ( Vittum) 
Drake 1 094N, was born in Canton, 111., Nov. 25, 1859, 
and died ibid. Feb. 23, 1865. 

Douglas S. Drake 1 099n, son of Sarah J. (Vittum) 
Drake 1094N, was born in Canton, 111., Apr. 23, 1862, 
where he spent the greater part of his life, finally removing 
to Cuba, 111. He was a farmer. He died about 1904, 
at Denver, Colo. He was married. May 2, 1883, in 
Canton, III., to Jennie Egerly 493m. To them were born: 
Leila Marie Drake 1154n, see below; Kathryn Clare 
Drake 1 1 55n, see below; Vera Edgerly Drake 1 1 56n, born 
June 1, 1889, at Cuba, 111.; Florence Faye Drake 1 157n, 
born Oct. 13, 1891, at Cuba, 111.; Mildred Louise Drake 
1158n, see below; Margaret M. Snyder Drake 1 1 59n, 
born Dec. 11, 1897, at Cuba, 111. 

Leila Marie Drake 1154n, daughter of Douglas S. 
Drake 1 099n, was born in Canton, 111., April 27, 1885. 
She was married Apr. 19, 1919, at Santa Ana, Calif., to 
Wm. Alonzo Winkleman 520m, where they now reside. 
They have one child, Wm. Alonzo Winkleman 1 1 60n, born 
July 24, 1 920. at Santa Ana, Calif. 

Kathryn C. Drake 1155n, daughter of Douglas S. 
Drake 1099n, was born at Canton, 111., Mar. 7, 1887. 
She was married at Peoria, 111., Dec. 28, 1920, to E. 
Arnold DeWitt, 521m. 

Mildred Louise Drake 1 158n, was born at Cuba, 111., 
Apr. 6, 1895. She was married in Chicago, 111., Jan. 25, 
1915, to C. Bruce O'Brien 522n. To them have been 
born children as follows: Mara Lee O'Brien 1 161n, Oct. 
30, 1 9 I 5, at Bryant, 111. ; Charlotte Louise O'Brien 1 1 62n, 
June 18, 1917, at Bryant, III; James Edward O'Brien 
1 163n, May 23, 1919, at Bryant, 111. 

Fred Drake 1 1 0On, son of Sarah J. (Vittum) Drake 
1094N, was born at Canton, 111., May 15, 1868. He was 



1 76 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

married Sept. 28, 1890, to Minnie W. Hess, 523m. They 
have no children. Mr. Drake is proprietor of a cigar box 
factory at Jacksonville, 111. 

Nathaniel S. Drake 1 lOln, son of Sarah J. (Vittum) 
Drake I 094n, was born in Canton, 111., July 2, 1871, and 
was married. May 21,-1 894, at Eureka, 111., to Sarah Belle 
Wert 524m. They reside at Peoria, 111., where Mr. Drake 
is engaged in the wholesale candy trade. One child h?" 
been born to this family, Alfred L. Drake 1 1 64n, born at 
Eureka, 111., May 8, 1900. 

Martin Vittum 1095N, son of Nathaniel 1078N, 
died unmarried, when a young man. 

Daniel Weeks Vittum 1 096N, son of Nathaniel 
1078N, was born on Vittum Hill, Sandwich, N. H., June 
7, 1 828. A note should be made here in regard to his name. 
The present writer was informed by a member of the family 
while Daniel W. Vittum 1077N and Daniel W. Vittum 
1 096N were both still living, that the latter was named for 
his uncle, and that in recognition of this fact, Daniel 1077N 
had made Daniel 1 096N a liberal present when the latter 
began business for himself. But in the old New Hampshire 
records the name of the uncle is given Daniel Wicks Vittum. 
(See History of Carroll County, N. H., page 655). In 
the documents I have examined from Canton, 111., both writ- 
ten and printed, the name of the nephew is given Daniel 
Weeks Vittum. How or why this change of spelling was 
made, we are unable to answer, but it seems to be an accom- 
plished fact. Daniel Weeks Vittum 1 096N came from 
Sandwich, N. H., to Canton, 111., with his father in 1847. 
There he was married Oct. 26, 1851, to Sarah Ellen Tar- 
laton 494M of Boston, Mass., who was born in Boston, 
June 8, 1 832, and died in Canton, May 1 0, 1 903. He 
settled immediately on a farm about a mile and a half from 
the city of Canton, where he resided until his death in 1911. 



THE TRIBE OF TUFTON 1 77 

At the time of his death he had increased his holdings to 800 
acres of excellent Illinois farm lands. He was 32 years a 
member of the Illinois State Board of Agriculture, its vice- 
president a large part of that period, and at times manager 
of the State Fair. He was also Commissioner for Illinois 
to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. 
He was widely known as an eminent example of the higher 
type of Illinois farmer, — one who began at the bottom and 
won wealth and honor from the friendly soil which he loved 
so well. The children of his family were three: Clara May 
n05N, John Tarlaton 1 1 06N, Ernest Alfred IIOJN. 

Clara May Vittum llOSN, daughter of Daniel W. 
1096N, was born in Canton. 111., Oct. 7, 1852. She is 
unmarried and lives at Canton. 

John Tarlaton Vittum 1 1 06N, son of Daniel W. 
1096N, was born at Canton, III., Oct. 6, 1854, and died 
May I 7, 1916. He attended College at Jacksonville, 111., 
and married Marcie Craige 495 M at Canton, 111. May 
30, 1877. To them were born: Edna Craige 1108N, 
Ellen Tarlaton 1 1 09N. 

Edna Craige Vittum 1 108N 459M, daughter of John 
Tarlaton 1106N, was born in Canton, 111., Oct. 20, 1879. 
She married Earl Vittum 1039N 496M. For family see 
Earl Vittum 1039N. 

Ellen Tarlaton Vittum 1 1 09N, daughter of John 
Tarlaton 1 1 06N, was born in Canton, 111., Apr. 15, 1883. 
She was married in St. Louis, Mo., to Earl Snively 49 7M, 
now of Canton, 111. To them were born: Aileen Craige 
Snively 1 1 1 On, born in Lawton, Okla., July 26, 1902, 
now a student in Knox College, Galesburg, 111. ; John Tar- 
laton Snively 1 1 1 1 n, born in Canton, 111., Nov. 2, 1914. 

Ernest Alfred Vittum 1107N, son of Daniel W. 
1096N, was born in Canton, 111., Aug. 20, 1857. He 
was educated at a business College in Quincy, 111, and mar- 



1 78 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

ried in Clinton, 111., May 26, 1880, Emnia L. Sebree 
498M. To them were born: Harvey Daniel Vittum 1 1 12N, 
born in Canton, 111., July 11. 1886. died May 4, 1890; 
Alfred Lee Vittum 1 1 1 3N, born in Canton, 111., July 12, 
1891, died Aug. 16, 1891. 

Daniel Wicks Vittum 1077N, son of Tufton 29N. 
was born in 1 808 on the paternal farm mentioned in a 
preceding paragraph. Early in life he gave evidence of 
that keen and efficient business ability which was more fully 
revealed in the successful career of his maturer years. While 
still a boy he became clerk in the general store at Sandwich 
Lower Corner owned by Paul Wentworth. This Paul 
Wentworth belonged to the family of Benning Wentworth, 
Royal governor of New Hampshire 1741 to 1769, who 
granted the charter of Sandwich and surrounding towns; in 
addition to his ownership of the store he had a large farm, 
dealt in loans and real estate, and was the most influential 
politician in the township. Here the young clerk became 
acquainted with the Wentworth boys, one of whom was 
John Wentworth, afterwards known as "Long John" Went- 
worth, lawyer, journalist, dealer in land, millionaire, twice 
Mayor of Chicago, for ten years Representative in Congress 
from one of the Chicago districts. Very soon Young 
Daniel Vittum was carrying the whole responsibility of the 
retail trade, and at the early age of 21 was appointed post 
master. For a time the business was conducted under his 
name, but there seems to have been an understanding that 
this should be but a temporary arrangement. In later years 
the story was told among the Vittums that Paul Wentworth 
found his boys helping themselves too freely to whatever 
they might desire in the store; but he knew they were too 
honest to appropriate anything that did not belong to the 
family, so he arranged that Daniel W. Vittum should take 
over the business in name at least, until conditions should 



THE TRIBE OF TUFTON 1 79 

change. However this might be, in a few years the young 
man left Sandwich and tried his fortune in Boston and later 
in Philadelphia, working hard, sometimes at manual labor, 
but finally starting in a small mercantile business of his own. 
John Wentworth graduated from Dartmouth College in 
1837, and decided to go West; he seems to have kept in 
touch with his father's former clerk, D. W. Vittum, and 
it was arranged that the latter should join him in this quest 
for a fortune. TTiey traveled together at first, but differed 
as to which was the most promising of the regions that all 
seemed so new and crude. John Wentworth went to Chi- 
cago ; but D. W. Vittum chose Columbus, Ohio, and finally 
Canton, 111., where he began a successful business career 
which lasted from 1 840 until his death in 1 890. He was 
merchant, bank president, dealer in farm lands, and capi- 
tahst. He acquired two large fortunes, one in financial 
affairs where he was known as efficient and successful, the 
other in reputation, being widely respected as a man of strict 
integrity, and as a useful and generous citizen. He was a 
conscientious Christian, being for many years a deacon in 
the Congregational Chuurch; and he was always ready to 
give both time and money to any good cause needing his 
assistance. A fact known to but very few until after his 
death is characteristic of the man; for many years he sent 
money annually to aid relatives in Sandwich who were in 
straitened circumstances, some of whom he had not seen for 
many years, and some of whom he had never seen. Daniel 
Wicks Vittum 1077N married first. May 20. 1840, 
Celinda B. White 534M, of Illinois. She was born Oct. 
31, 1817, and died June 30, 1850. Within the short 
space of eighteen months, he lost not only his wife but three 
of his four children. But later on the happiness of a true 
home was restored when he married, second, Harriet S. 
Childs 4801VI, who was born in Shelbume, Mass., Oct. 29, 



180 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

1821. She was a woman of rare character and high 
attainments, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. In 
Church work, she was especially interested in missionary 
activity in behalf of those that are most in need. It was 
this which led her to build the Vittum Memorial Church 
in a suburb of Guthrie, Okla., at a time when the first set- 
tlers were enduring the same hard conditions as her husband 
had faced in the early days of his residence in Illinois. She 
died in Galesburg, 111., at the home of her son, Fred D. 
Vittum 1083N, May 4, 1908. Children born to Daniel 
Wicks Vittum 1077N, and his wife, Celinda B. (White) 
Vittum 534M: George B. 1080N, Celinda B, 11 14N, 
Sophia ni5N, Charles 108 IN. Children of Daniel 
Wicks Vittum 1077N and his wife Harriet S. (Childs) 
Vittum 480M: Charles C. 1082N, Fred D. 1083N. Har- 
riet C. 1084N, Will C. 1085N. 

George B. Vittum 1 080N, son of Daniel Wicks Vit- 
tum 1077N, was born in Canton, 111., April 14, 1841, and 
died July 10, 1918. He was married Oct. 17, 1866. 
to Delia A. Burrell 48 1M. He was a prosperous merchant 
in Canton for many years, dealing in china. After retiring 
from business, he spent much of his time in Chicago, where 
his widow now resides. To them were born: Frank G. 
1086N, Harriet E. 1087N, Edwin B. 1088N, Karl D. 
1089N. 

Frank G. Vittum 1 086N, son of George B. 1 080N, 
was born Aug. 4, 1867, and died July, 1884. 

Harriet E. Vittum 1087N, daughter of George B. 
1080N, to whom this book is dedicated, was born Feb. 14, 
1872. In 1893 she began welfare work in Chicago, and 
since 1906 has been Head Resident of the Northwestern 
University Settlement. She has been President of the 
Social Service Club of Chicago, the Woman's City Club, 
and of the Juvenile Protective Association. She was a 



THE TRIBE OF TUFTON 181 

delegate to the Progressive National Convention of 1916, 
but afterwards worked for the election of the Republican 
candidate, having charge of the Woman's Work for the 
National Republican Committee. She has been a candidate 
for several offices in opposition to "The Ring", thus far 
without election, but has before her the prospect of a suc- 
cessful political career, should she choose to turn her activities 
in that direction. In her many addresses on welfare subjects 
in all parts of the country, she has shown herself master of 
"the new eloquence" which may be described in a phrase of 
Shakespeare as "I-only-speak-right-on." She holds her 
audiences with the clearness of her style, the vigor of her 
thought, and the evident honesty and intensity of her own 
convictions. As these words are being written, the news- 
papers announce that she has begun a movement to arouse 
the women of the country to use their influence and ballots 
in demanding a cleansing of the motion picture interests from 
the evil influences under which they have fallen. But the 
real greatness of her life and character consists in something 
of which the general public has but little knowledge — her 
tireless labor in behalf of the less fortunate individuals of 
Chicago, especially those of foreign birth. It is this we 
believe which justifies us in naming her as "the most useful 
of all the Vittum Folks." 

Edwin B. Vittum 1 088N, son of George B. 1 080N. 
was born April 27, 1874. He was married July 5, 1900, 
to Grace Davis 482M, of Iowa. They have one daughter, 
Frances Harriet 1 090N. 

Frances Harriet Vittum, daughter of Edwin B. Vit- 
tum 1088N, was born June 27, 1901, and was married 
June 23, 1920, to Frank Wilkinson 483M. They reside 
in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Karl D. Vittum 1 089N. son of George B. 1 080N, 
was born July 2, 1882. He is a member of the Vittum 



182 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

Seibel Company, Incorporated, dealers in securities and real 
estate, 29 So. LaSalle St., Chicago. The readers of this 
book are much indebted to him; for without his encourage- 
ment and expression of a willingness to aid in its publication, 
it would probably never have been completed. He was 
married Nov. 10, 1917, to Alberta Flowers 484M, of 
Columbus, Ohio. They have one son, Bruce Farr Vittum 
1091 N, born Nov. 12, 1919. 

Celinda B. Vittum 1 1 I4N, daughter of Daniel Wicks 
1077N, was born April 15, 1842, and died April 15, 
1849. 

Sophia Vittum 1115N, daughter of Daniel Wicks 
1 077N, was born April 24, 1 844, and died Aug. 9, 1 849. 

Charles Vittum 108 IN, son of Daniel Wicks 1077N, 
was born June 24, 1850, and died Aug. 8, 1850. 

Charles C. Vittum 1082N, son of Daniel Wicks 
1077N, was born May 13, 1852. He is a dealer in real 
estate in Peoria, 111., and has a large and profitable business 
with branch offices in other cities. He is liberal, honest, 
and successful. He is a bachelor. 

Fred D. Vittum 1083N, son of Daniel Wicks 
1077N, was born January, 1854. He is a prosperous 
dealer in real estate in Galesburg, 111. He is a bachelor. 

Harriet C. Vittum 1084N, daughter of Daniel Wicks 
1077N, was born May 13, 1855, and died Aug. 30, 
1855. 

Will C. Vittum 1085N, was born May, 1859. He 
is a prosperous dealer in real estate in Ottawa, 111. He was 
married, Oct. 17, 1883, to Nannie Hollister 485M, of 
Champaign, 111. They have one daughter, Nina H. 1092N. 

Nina H. Vittum, daughter of Will C. Vittum 1085N. 
was born August, 1886. She was married Dec. 6, 1912, 
to Dr. Chas. Sowers 486M, of Chicago. They have two 



THE TRIBE OF TUFTON 183 

daughters, Jane Sowers, 1093n, born April 16, 1913; 
Virginia Sowers 1 1 49n, born September 23, 1 92 1 . 

Sally Vittum 1079N, daughter of Tufton Vittum 
29N, married her cousin, Moses Vittum 308N 52 6M. Sec 
Mcses Vittum 308N for family. 



CHAPTER XVIII. 

THE TRIBE OF POLLY. 

Polly Vittum 30N, daughter of William 8N, son of 
William 3N, son of William I N, was born on Vittum 
Hill in Sandwich, less than a year before her baptism, which 
was on Aug. 16, 1772. Six of her older brothers and 
sisters were born in Hampton and baptized in the (Con- 
gregational) Church where their father had received the 
same rite. In 1 768 the family migrated to Sandwich, 
N. H., where Polly and two older brothers, Thomas and 
Tufton, were born. About five years after this settlement 
on Vittum Hill, William the Pioneer and his wife went on 
a visit to their old home at Hampton, N. H. Their son, 
William, was 22 years old, Abigail 1 9, and Ruth 1 7, so 
they might safely leave their family in the forest — even 
though there were no neighbors near. Thomas was but 4 
years old and Tufton but 3, still the mother dared to leave 
them. But Baby Polly! the j'oungest of the flock, less 
than a year of age — no mother could leave Polly. If 
Thother went, Polly must go; and Polly went. Through 
the woods to Lee's Landing, 30 miles of rowing to the head 
of Merrymeeting Bay, through the dark forest paths that 
connected the scattered settlements, to the old home at 
Hampton beside the Sea for which their hearts had yearned, 
— they journeyed, and have left no account of the pilgrim- 
age. But we have one record: Polly, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Sarah Vittum, was baptized in the Hampton 
(Congregational) Church, Aug. 16, 1772, where her 
father had been baptized 44 years before, and her eldest 



THE TRIBE OF POLLY 185 

brother 22 years before. During the long journey, through 
the wilderness, across the Lake, camping in the forest, there 
was with them. Baby Polly. 

We know that Polly's grandfather, William 3N, in 
his old age went to Sandwich to live with his son William 
8N. As he would have been 77 years old at this time, it is 
probable that the main object of this visit to Hampton was 
to take the father back with them; though the tough old 
Colonial, who had strength enough to live on into his nine- 
ties, would hardly have acknowledged that he needed any 
assistance in making a long journey at the early age of 77. 

It is probable that the rose bush mentioned in Chap- 
ter VIII was taken to Sandwich at this time as a souvenir 
of the visit. 

The life story of Aunt Polly is easily told. She 
never married. Her father made a provision in the title 
to the family homestead that Polly should always have a 
home. After her father's death, she lived with her brother, 
Thomas, then with his widow, finally with his daughter 
Grace (Vittum) Butler 1 026N. 

All the Vittums of the fourth generation were her 
brothers and sisters. All of the fifth generation were her 
nephews and nieces, — and we have listed 54 of them. As 
the next generation came upon the stage she became, almost 
literally. Aunt Polly to all the people of that region. She 
was always available in times of trouble. She welcomed 
into the world the newly born babes, nursed the sick back 
to health, and prepared the dead for burial. She dressed 
many a relative for the first time, and for the last time; and 
they all loved her. Her grandniece, Mrs Lucy (Butler) 
Batchelder 1070n — who at the age of 85 writes a hand 
clear as print — says in a letter of recent date: — 

"A dear woman she was, we all loved her. I can 
remember her well, she was a great help to us all. She 



186 THE VITTUM FOLKS 

dearly loved to go for the cows every night. We would see 
her with her little stick driving them up to the barn." Mrs. 
Batchelder speaks also of the close, affectionate relationship 
between Aunt Polly and her brother Tufton, who was about 
two years her senior, and always lived a near neighbor. 

Aunt Polly died in 1856, 84 years after her baptism 
on that memorable visit to Hampton. 

It may seem at first inappropriate that one who never 
bore children should be named as the head of a tribe among 
the Vittum Folks. But without her the record would be 
incomplete. Her tribe is large. She represents the unmar- 
ried aunts who were an important factor in early New Eng- 
land life. They have been caricatured so frequently as 
"Old Maids," that we have sometimes assumed that they 
were unlovely, unloving, and unloved, and have almost for- 
gotten their real worth. In the days when there were no 
trained nurses, and little money among the people with which 
to compensate strangers for their services, the "Aunt Pollys" 
were of vital importance. As there were hardly any 
independent careers open to an unmarried woman in those 
days, they found their sphere in living for the "Family", 
seeking not their own but the others* good. 

As this little book began with a dedication to one who, 
instead of building up a home of her own, is giving her 
life to the work of bringing purity, intelligence, cleanliness 
of mind and body, spiritual aspiration, and creature com- 
forts to the homes of those who might otherwise lack them, 
so it is fitting that we should close with this little word of 
appreciation for all the Maiden Aunts of ten generations; 
and especially that we should place a wreath of immortelles 
upon the grave of Aunt Polly — Aunt to all the Vittum 
Folks. 



INDEX 



Note. The figures with the letters N or M following the names arc 
numbers given for purposes of identification. A number with "N" indi- 
cates one born with the name Vittum ; small "n" means descended from 
Vittum ancestry. Another series of numbers is used to identify those who 
have married into the Vittum family, but who have no blood kinship. 
"M" is used to indicate one marrying a husband or wife named Vittum, 
and "m" for one marrying a descendant from Vittum ancestry but not 
born to the name Vittum. 

The figures following the dash after each name, indicate the pages to 
which reference is made. Annie for Ann or Anna, Dolly for Dorothy, Polly 
for Mary, Phebe for Phoebe, Sally or Sadie for Sarah, etc., and vice versa, 
are frequent variations. Middle names or initials are often lacking, but a 
little patience will enable the reader to identify the one for whom he is 
looking. 



Abbott, Abbie A 639N— See Abigail 
Tappan 
Alice A 716n— See Toof 
Arthur F 655n— 123 124 
Charles T 681n— 12.5 
Cora A 656n— 12.3 125 
Edna L 696n— 126 
Effie M 653n— 123 
Ethel M 697n— 125 
Everett H 661n— 123 126 
Francisca 729n — 134 
Francis U 538m — 133 
Freeman, Herbert 67Sn — 124 
George F 730n — 134 
Gladys M 694n— 126 
Graee A 659n— 123 126 
Han-ey Arthur 679n — 124 
Helen S 725n— 133 
Herbert E 660n— 123 126 
Hiram E 67n— 68 
Hulda 509M— 96 
Joseph Arthur 727n — 133 
Lntie 658n— 123 126 
Mark Francis 728n— 133 
Mary A 680n— 125 
Mary Hattie 695n— 126 
Minnie E 657n— 123 125 
Nellie E 654n— 123 124 



Abbott, Percy L 692n— 126 

Ralph H 693n— 126 

Reuben Freeman 296m — 122 

Ruth W 724n— 133 

T H W 726n— 133 134 
Abraham— 42 52 
Adams, Rev A — 72' 

Asa A 43.3m— 159 

Daniel 840n— 143 

Eugene 839n — 143 

Frank 841n— 143 

Hattie L 970n — See Moulton 

Horatio 371m— 143 

Ida S42n— 143 

John Edward 9S5n— 159 

John Edward 986n— 159 

John Quincy — 116 

LeRoy 987n— 159 

Martha J 988n— 159 
Aker, Minnie 2Sm— 61 
Alden, John— 19 
Allen, Frances 19M— 59 

Iva Mary 489n— 174 
Ames, Agnes M 206M— 102 

Katie, 207n — 71 

William 81m — 70 
Anwyl, Isaac E 48m — 65 

Robert 163n— 65 



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THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Atkinson, Mary 843n— 143 

Mary 844n— 143 

John 37-2m— 143 

Martha 84 5n — 143 
Atwood, Lydia Ann See Ann Vit- 

tnm— 144 
Avery, Molly 514m — 97 

Barley, Allen 4 4 Dm — 162 

Grace lOlfin — lf>2 

Ilarolrl lOlTn— 162 
Baker. Martha A 15M — ^7 
Bartlett, Arthur 1178n — 74 75 

Barbara Q llSOn — 75 

Carrie 1169n — 74 

Edith M 1175n— "74 75 

Edna G 1176n— 74 75 

Frank V llTln— 74 

George E 1172n — 74 

George H 1170n — 74 

Harry ft n77n — 74 75 

Mabel C 1173n— 74 

Marion A 1179n — 74 75 

Roy R 1174n— 74 

Stephen lOlM— 74 

Rev W C— 102 
B.-ssetjMrs. Mabel Knisriit'.214M — 103 
Bate'ielder, Alice E 17nn — 67 

Eliza A 178n — See Vittiim 

Jessie Grace 1073n — 165 

Mary Etta 180n— 67 68 

Samuel 60Mn — 67 1 65 
Batt. Christopher — 128 

Jan(^128 
Bayard, Thomas A — 14 
Bean, Celinda M 707n — 131 

Eddie W 70Sn — 131 

Edith May 709n— 131 

Frank 205n — 71 

H C 504M— 58 

Horace 80m — 70 

Ida 206n — 71 

T.innie 707n — 10 14 131 

Eorenzo D 321M — 130 

Moodv — 37 
Bedel, Colonel — 54 
Beede, Ann H 246m — 108 



Beede, Daniel — 81 

Daniel G — 45 

Dolly 94M— 72 

Rev. Hugh— 83 94 99 129 130 140 
Bemis, Annie M 225m — 105 
Benitz, Amy 222n — 72 

Frank 88M— 71 
Bennett, Abbie 914n— 152 

Jime 915—152 

Sarah 79M— 70 

Stephen— 23 37 

William 403M— 152 
Bernard, King of Italy — 128 
Berry,. Fred 513m — 97 

Leonard 1142n — 97 

Louva 1143n — 97 
Besse, Nellie A. 14M— 57 
Bickford, Donald V 901n — 150 

Doris 900n — 150 

Estella A 235m— 107 

Frank 396M— 150 

Gladys 300m— 123 

Hannah 139m — 86 

Eponard R 898n — 150 

Lizzie E 899n — 150 
Blake. Maria 288M— 121 
Blanchard, Charles M 708n — 141 

Charles O 794n — 140 

Edward E 8nOn^l41 

Ella Rose 802n— 141 

Eugene R 795n — 140 141 

Henry H 793n— 140 

Josie E 797n — 141 

Katy U 799n— 141 

Lvdia Rosabell — See Rose 

Rose 796n— 140 141 

Sarah Hoyt 801n— 141 

S-rah L 262^— See Vittum 

Thomas 351M— 139 

Thomas F 803n — 141 
Blodgett, Lizzie S13n— 142 

Sarah 812n — 142 

William 361m— 142 
Bohonan. Ethel C 210M— 102 
Boothby, Frank 164M— 92 
Boudinot, Elias — 14 
Bowdoin, James — 14 



INDEX 



189 



Boyle 224111—104 

Bracket, Myrtle 435m— 159 
Bradbury, Abbie 192M— 99 

Phebe 187M— 97 
Bragg, Dora 304m — 124 

Harriet 176m — 94 
Brant, Sally 41Cm — 156 
Brawn, Mabel M 395M— 150 
Brooks, Rev Naham — 127 
Briggs, Mina A 397M — 150 
Brown, Arthur 344n — 91 

Frank 155m — 91 

Minora 218m — 103 

Nora 162M— 92 
Bryan, Tom 466m — 168 
Bryant, Charles 74m — 69 

Clarence E 70m — 69 

Edward J 194n — 69 

Hattie May 193n — 69 

Marjorie 459n — 103 

Mary H 190n — 69 (See Martin) 

Walter A 219m— 103 
Bryar, Eldora 343M — 138 
Bunch, Daisy D 115n — 61 

Elby E 113n— 61 

Frank 29M— 61 

James H 112n — 61 

Jesse W 114n— 61 

Lucy A 116n— 61 
Burbank, Arthur 290n — 84 

Fred 292n— 84 

William 291n— 84 

William 130m— 84 
Burl, Kate 430m— 158 

Mary 431m— 159 
Burnes, Ida 199M — 100 
Burrell, Delia A 481M— 180 
Burrous, Aldama C 1008n — 161 

Frank 446m— 161 
Busiel, Dana 349M — 139 
Butler, Daniel R 1071n— 164 

Grace 1026N — See Vittum 

Lucy Grace 1070n— 67 164 105 
185 

Moses 473M— 163 

Phebe A 1069n— 164 

S'jsan A 1072n — 164 



Butman, Cyrus 262n— 111 
Byrne, Paul 477M — 170 

Cain, Lydia R 103m — 74 
Campbell, Emma 54M — 66 
Caniston — See Keniston 
Canney, William 73m — 69 

Will 198n--69 
Capet, Hugh King of France — 128 
Carpenter, Alniira 160M — 91 
Castle, Gertrude D 577n — 113 

George 269m— 113 
Chandler, Emeline E 213M— 102 
Chapin, Arthur 618n — 118 

Bezaleel 527M— 118 

Gardiner 615n — 118 

George 617n— 118 

Harry 619n— 118 

Laura 616n — 118 
Charlemagne, King of Franks — 128 
Charles Martel— 128 
Chase, Frank 166M— 92 

Henry 92M — 72 
Chatman, Mary 127M — 84 
Childs, Harriet S 4S0M— 179 ISO 
Cilly, Maria A lOOM— 74 
Clancy, Frank J 234m— 106 

Richard F 4S3n— 106 
Clark, Alice H 205M— 101 

Cleveland 346n — 91 

Eddie 1024n— 162 

Emily L 340n — 90 91 

Rpv F E— 95 

George L — 46 

Grace E 319N— See Vittum 

James 451m — 162 

James 1023n — 162 

John 153M— 90 

John Robert 339n — 90 91 

Lucy Maria 33Sn — 90 
Cleaveland, Rev W M— 49 114 ■ 
Clement, Wilbur N 91M— 72 
Cleopatra — 43 
Cleveland, Grover — 83 
Cliff. 84M— 71 

Eddie 223n— 72 

Henry 90M— 71 72 



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THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Cliff, Mattie 224n— 72 
Cloug'h, Harry 525m — 115 

Robert 1167n— 115 

Elkina 399M— 151 

Ruth 12-8ni— 84 
C'raig-e, Marcia 495M — 177 
C'riipo, Maud J 325m — 134 
Crockett, Caroline B 20M— 59 
Crosbj', Asa- — 55 
Cross, Abram 30M — 61 

Aida J 126n— 62 

Arthur J 131n— 02 

Arthur L 119n— 62 

Bertha 118n— 62 

Elizabeth A 104X — See Vittum 

Ethel 121n— 62 

Golda Ru-th 130n— 62 

Henry T 125n— 62 

James A 124n — 62 

James W 117n — 62 

John Edward 122n — 62 

Nellie M 123n— 62- 

Samuel C 12nn — 62 

Samuel P 129n — 62 
Cochenour, Anna 3SM — 64 
Co^an, W — 68 
Cogswell, Rev Mr — 82 

Louise 366ni — 143 

Minen'a 370m — 143 
CoIJer, Rev E S— 102 103 
Conway, Dorothy L 145n — 64 

John H S7M — 64 
Ceo, Bessie 432ni — 159 
Cook, Arthur 550n — 111 

Eliza H 290M — 121 

Hannah 277M — 144 

James 261m — 111 

Lizzie L 131m — 84 

Nettie L 549n— 111 

Susan (Graves) 51 On — See Graves 
f'opperthwaite, Nellie 257m — 111 
Corlis, Martha 212M — 102 
Cottle, Atrs Georgie 358M — 142 
Cox, Frank 47m — 65 
Cummins, Senator A B — 32 
Cushman. H L n5M— 78 

Helen S 151M— 89 



Cushman, Robert V 255n — 78 
Cutting, Ellen E 965n 208 M— 158 
160 

Grace L 457n — 103 

Lucinda 942n — See Wallace 

Lydia A 963n— 158 160 

Marshall 454n — 103 

Marshall 427m — 158 

Marshall J 966n 217M— 103 158 

Mary A 964n — 158 160 

Ruth N 458n— 103 

Sadie M 456n — 103 

Sarah M 962n — 158 159 

Dame, Clarence 344M — 138 

Erlon T 740n— 135 

Floyd W 739n— 135 

Fred E 328m— 135 

Norman F 738n — 135 
Dana, Richard — 14 
Danforth, Bertha 505M— 96 

Darling, • 89M— 72 

Davey, Alice P 382n — 95 

Bernard M 1125n — 95 

Bertha M 1124n— 95 

Doris A 1122n — 95 

Edna F 1127n— 95 

G H 184M— 95 

Hazel A 384n — 95 

Jennie 380N — See Vittuna 

Lawrence E 1126n — 95 

Otis E 1123n— 95 96 

Phillip Clifton 38.3n— 95 
Davis, Grace 482M— 181 
Dean, — — 368m — 113 

Annie 576n. — 113 

Judith 562n — See Prescott 
Dearborn, Dolly W 378N— 97 (See 
Vittum 

Dorothy 1144n — 97 

Florine 1136n— 96 

Grace 1138n— 96 97 

John 510M— 96 

Mabel 11 45n— 97 

Nell 1137n— 96 97 

Rev Reuben 121 

Wilbur 1139n— 96 9? 



INDEX 



191 



Debchon, Jessie 109M — 76 
Decker, Etta 16M— 58 
Delong, Arthur R 135n— 63 

Charles E 136n— 63 

Elizabeth B 132n— 62 

Frank I 133n— 62 

Ida J 137n— 63 

Robert L 134n— 62 63 

Roy Nelson 34m — 62 
Derby, Caroline 112M — 77 
DeWarren, William — 128 
Dewey, Admiral George — 14 
DeWitt, K A 521m— 175 
Dexter, Ina 393m— 150 
Diffee, Eliza 368m— 143 
Dobell, Lenora 46m — 65 
Dodge, Carlton 653n— 122 

Carroll, Malcom 652n— 122 

Leon 2!)5m— 122 

Lizzie 197M— 100 

Marion G 651n— 122 
Donovan, Clara 228m — 105 
Doon, Lorna — 82 
Douglass, Violet 51 5M — 100 
Dow, Abbie 237M— 107 

Charles 2-41M— 108 

Capt. James — IS 

Sadie M 493n— 108 
Drake, Alfred L llOln- 176 

Alonzo M 1097n— 173 174 

Celinda V 1165n— 173 174 

Douglas S 1099n— 173 175 

Edith A 1102n— 174 

Eugene, Martin 1098n— 173 174 

Fred llOOn— 174 175 

Joseph 488M— 173 

Kathryn C llSSn — 175 

Leila May 1154n — 175 

Margaret M S 1159n— 175 

Mildred L 1158n— 175 

Nathaniel S llOln— 174 176 

Nellie 1166n— 173 175 

Nelly lloln- 174 

Ruth A 1152n— 174 

Sarah J 1094N— See Vittum 

Vera E 1156n— 175 
Draper, Rev Lorenzo — 102 



Drew, Elder H — 108 
Drown, 375ni — 144 

Estes 847n— 144 
Duggan, Harry 147n — 64 

Melissa 148n — 64 

Wilson 39M — 64 
Durkie, Rev J H— 72 
Durrett, H S 31m— 62 

Homer, Virgil 128n — 62 

William T 127n— 62 

Eastman, Hattie 259n— 111 
Eaton, Hannah 12M — 56 
Edgerly, 157M— 91 

Abigail 430m — 23 

Joseph — 23 
Egerly, Jennie 493m — 175 
Elizabeth de Vermandois — 128 
Elliott, Amanda455M— ICG 

Dennis 58Cn — 114 

Elmer 273m— 114 129 

Harold 583n— 114 

Madelene 580n — 114 

Maud 579n — See Mitchell 

Melvin 585n— 114 

Perley 584n — 114 

Sidney 587n — 114 

Susie 582n— 114 

Faneuil, Peter — 14 

Felch, Bertha M 305m— 124 

L C 204M— 101 
Ferguson, Eliza A 13M — 57 
Fernald, Carl 399n — 98 

Ceeil 539m — 98 
Flanders, Charles 195M — 99 

Edwin 406n — 99 

Eleanor 11 M — 56 

M:;ry or Polly 144M— 87 

Orianna 405n — 99 

Otis 407n — 99 

Stephen 360m— 142 
Fleming, Ira Louis 8Sln — 148 

Ralph 388m— 148 

William D 883n— 148 

Zelza Bell 882n— 148 
Flowers, Alberta 484M— 182 



192 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Fogg, 179m — 94 

Ada I 100411—161 

B H W 689n— 125 

Clinton J 669n — 123 

Cora A 238n — See Abbott. 

Cora P 685n — 125 

Elias H 445111—161 

Hailie B 667n— 123 

Harold W 682n— 125 

Harriet A 1003n— 161 

Helen L 686n— 125 

Herbert C 299iii— 123 

Herman H 6S4n — 125 

Howard B 683n— 125 

June Grace 688n — 125 

Marjorie A 687n — 125 

Melvin lOOSn — 161 

Melvin 100:3n— 161 

Mildred Effie 668n— 123 

Nellie S 1007n— 161 162 

Sarah A 946n — See Wallace 

Susan 442m — 160 

Wesley H 307m — 125 
Foley, Mary 265m — 113 
Folsoin, Miss 4M — 25 

340m — 13S 

Ford, Alexander 815n— 142 143 

\niherst 814n— 142 

Betsy 821n— 142 143 

niantha 822n— 142 143 

Edwin S27n— 142 143 

Elkina 834n— 143 

Elkins 835n — 143 

George 826n — 142 

Jennie 828n — 142 

John 817n— 142 143 

Levi 81 9n — 142 

Lillian 830n— 143 

Loviella 831n— 143 

Lvdia 823n 335M — 142 143 25 

Mary 820n — 142 143 

Mary 836n — 143 

Mary 606N— See Vittum 

Nancy 824n — 142 143 

Nellie 825n — 142 

Nettie 837n — 143 

Reuben 833n — 143 



Ford, Reuben 838n— 143 

Keuben 364M — 142 

Stephen 816n— 142 143 

Stephen 832n— 143 

William 81Sn— 142 143 
Foss, Millard R lS6m— 95 
Fowler, Frederic W 317m — 130 

Bertha L 705n — 130 
Fox, Martha J 161M— 92 
Frederick, Charles B 405m— 152 
F'remont, J C — 14 
French, Annie E 193M^99 

Ezekiel — 104 

Irene 52M — 66 
Freneair, Phillip — 14 
Five, Charles W 779n — 138 

Edwin C 339M— 138 

Isaac 260m — 111 

Malvern 781n— 138 

Minnie 448m — 161 

Ralph B 780n— 138 
Fuller, Anna A 104ni — 74 

Manson 279M — 118 
Furber, Jeremiah — 34 93 163 
Fursman, Helen E 1055n — 168 

Jack 1056n— 168 

William H 465m— 168 

Gannett, Otis 15SM— 91 
Garfield, James A — 14 
Garrett, Louis E 94n— 60 

Malissa E 95n — 60 

AVilliam W 23M— 60 
George III, King of England — 41 
Gilman, Alice M 313m— 126 

Elizabeth E 314m— 126 

John— 120 
Glisson, Ethel K 472M— 169 
Goodman, George N 345n — 91 

Nathan 156m— 91 
Goodrich, Frank W 1076n— 165 

Theodore 474m — 165 
Goodwin, C C 207M— 102 

Elisha 84811—144 

George 849n — 144 

Josephine 172M — 93 

Mary 85 In— 144 



INDEX 



193 



Goodwin, Nanc.y 850n — 144 

Rufus 37CM— 144 
Gott, Abbie M C47n— 122 

Emily H 644n — See Tappan 

John 292m— 122 
Gotts, Josephine A lOOOn — 161 

Thomas H 447m — 161 

Willis H lOlOn— 161 
Gove, Eliza or Lila 648n — 122 

Emily 644n — See Tappan 

John 293m— 122 

Lila 648n — See Eliza 
Graves, Abbie 513n— 110 129 

Aubrey M 463n — 104 

Augusta 514n — 11 n 

Betsy (V)— See Vittum 31 OM 

Clarence E 472n — 105 172 

Daniel V 464n — 104 105 

riorothy 460N — See Vittum 

Dorothy A 1203n— 106 

Charles H 534n— 111 

Elma 511n— 109 111 

GeorfTP 515n — 110 111 

Harold 535n— 111 

Isaac 466n — 104 105 

Joseph 248M — 109 

Julia 509n— 109 111 

Lizzie C 467n— 104 106 107 

Mabel 468n— 104 

Oliver 512n— 109 112 

Oliver 516n— 110 111 

Otis r.OSn— 109 111 

Ross C 50Gn 222M— 104 105 100 
173 

Ross M 469n— 104 105 

Russell 507n— 109 

Sarah C 465n— 104 105 

Susan 510n— 109 111 
Gray, Alta E 634n— 119 

Joel Herbert 283M— 119 

Thomas — 51 
Gretn, Captain — 54 

Mrs. Eunice 456M — 166 

Frank 50fiM— 96 

Fred 511M— 96 

Phyllis M 1135n— 96 
Griswold, Annie 323M— 132 



Gundreda, Princess — 128 

Haganan, Nellie 458M — 106 
Hall, Abbie 365m — 142 

Amanda P lOSM — 76 

Mary E G 107M— 76 

Hamblet, William W 76M — 70 
Hamilton, Alexander — 14 
Hamlin, Hannibal — 14 

Sally 413m— 155 
Hammond, H L 169M — 92 
Hancock, George W 97 On — 158 

William T 429m — 158 
Hanna, Barbara 1182n — 75 

Elizabeth 1181n— 75 

Herbert T 384M — 146 

Philip S 106m— 75 
Harper, Mary 454M — 1 66 
Hatch, 113M— 77 

Effie M 418m— 156 
Hawes, Dora 450n — 103 

Casper S 215M— 103 

Frances, 451n — 103 

Virginia 452n — 103 
Hawkes, Caira D 994n — 160 

William 437m — 160 
Hayes, Betsy 126m — 83 
Ha.\'nes, Mabel 198M — 100 
Healy, Earlie G 65M— 68 124 
Henderson, Curtis lOROn — 168 

Clifford 1061n— 168 

Harvey 468m — 168 
Hennessv, Florence (Porter) 319m— 

iso 

Henry I, King of France — 128 
Hersey, Eddie 408n — 99 

Ethel 409n— 99 

John 196m — 99 
Hess, Minnie W 423m — 176 
Hidden, Rev Samuel — 71 80 84 85 

87 108 109 151 154 155 
Hill, Irene (French) 52M— 66 

Nerra Metta 289M— 121 
Hilton, Elizabeth J 398n— 98 

Oilman 397n — 98 

John Newman 189m — 98 
Hodgdon, Abbie 261m— 111 



194 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Hodgdon, Lizzie 229m — 100 111 
Hodge. Effie M C53n — See Abbott 
Koniian F 20Sni— 123 
Reiften Norman 66Gn — 123 124 
Ruth M 685n— 123 
Hodgkins, Henry 227m — 105 
Hoit— See Hoyt 
Hoiden, Ora 434m — 159 
HoUister, Kannie 485M— 182 
Homer, 149 

Howe, Charles W 121M— 79 
Edna A 807n— 141 
"William 356m— 141 
Howes, Jessie M 894n — 150 
Roy Albert 893n— 150 
Thomas 398M— 151 
Wallace 392m— 150 
Hoyt, Aaron B — 50 
Calvin 352M— 140 
Elder D P— 88 
I>r Moses — 71 84 
Sally 83M— 50 71 
Sally 137m— 85 
Hubbard, Charles R 303m— 124 

Nathaniel — 106 
Huckins, Ferdinand 136m — 85 
Huffman, Beryl 156n— 65 

Richard 44m — 65 
Hunnewell, Edward F 04M — 68 
Flossie E 188n — 68 
Gerald Guy 187n — 68 
Linwood W 189n — 68 
Huntington, Jennie W 408m — 153 
Huntly, Mabel 327m— 134 
Kurd, Eliza M 380M— 145 
Hussey, Wyman B 328M — 135 
Ilutchins, Ida E 97M— 73 
Hutchinson, Laura I 200M — 100 

Marion — See Vittum 
Hyde, George A 1103n— 174 
John C 1104n— 174 
Walter L 1105n— 174 
Dr Walter L 490m— 174 

Inca of Peru — 43 
Isaac — 42 52 

Jackson, Russel Leigh — 129 



Jacob — 42 52 
Jay, John — 14 

Jewell, Abigail 276n 285M — 71 83 
85 120 

Albert 298n— 86 

Alvah 302n — 86 

Asa 280n — 83 85 86 

Belinda 287n — 84 

Betty 6M— See Elizabeth 

Bradbury 273n — 83 84 

Bradbury 2-84n— 84 

Bradbury — 82 

David 274n— 83 

David 283n — 84 

Elizabeth 6M— 54 55 

Elizabeth 301n — 86 

Hannah Jane 304n — 83 

Jacob 281n — 83 86 

Jacob — 83 

Joseph 27 In — 83 

Mark 125M— 81 83 

Mark 279n— 83 S5 

Mark- 81 82 83 

Mary 278n 82M— 71 83 85 

Nancy 282n 376M— 83 86 144 

Nancy 297n — 85 

Peggy 286n — 84 

Rebecca 299n — 86 

Rosilla 285n— 84 

Ruth (V) 24N— See Vittum 

Sarah Abbie 300n— 86 
Jewett, Jane S 390M— 149 
Johnson, Augustus 338M — 138 

Dorothy E 778n— 138 

Frank Grover 777n — 133 

Mrs Harriet 191M— 98 

Malcolm L 776n— 138 

Mari' E 330M— 136 

Matthew 775n— 138 

Nellie 342m— 138 

Susie S (Moulton) 270m— 114 

Winthrop A 774n— 133 

Kauffeld, Caroline 31m— 62 
Keller, Sadee llOM— 77 

Kelly, 56M— 67 

Beryl N 530m— 124 



INDEX 



195 



Kelly, Thomas 508M— 96 

William 266m— 113 
Kemp, 362m — 142 

, 420m— 157 

Nancy 932n — See Wallace 
Kenison — See Keniston 
Keniston, David 122M — 80 

Hannah 270n^80 

Jennie 269n — 80 93 

Mehitable 145M— 88 
Kent, 152M— 90 
Kincaid, Hattie llOn — 61 

Millard C llln— 61 

Ross 26M— 61 
Kipling, Rudyard — 47 
Knapp, Joseph H 86M — 71 
Knowlton, Lizzie 2.)8ni — 111 

AVesley 407M — 96 

Ladd. Abbie 194M— 99 
Lamson, Louisa A 117M — 78 
Lane, Abigail 2M— 21 22 23 26 

Alice Opal 872^1—146 
Eva A 871n— 146 

Frank 432M— 14? 

Samuel J — 21 
Lanier, Sidney — 14 
Laurens, Henry — 14 
Lawrence, Edith A 805n— 141 

Edna E 806n— 141 

Lydia Rosabell 796n — See Blan- 
chard 

Mark D 355m — 141 
Lay, C'apt E C 36M— 63 

Mrs E C — see Mabel E Vittum 
140N 

Mary Ellen 144n— 64 
Leach, Arniine 809n — 142 

Caroline 808n— 142 

Rev G— 91 

Hubbard 359M— 142 

Lydia 335M— 137 

Mary 278M— 117 

Oliver 810n — 142 

Sally (V) 605N— See Vittum 

Sibyl 811n— 142 
Leavitt, Samuel — 29 



Lee, A E — 101 
Leyland, Elizabeth A 170M— 92 
Libby, Mary A 249m — 110 
Lighten, George H 21M — 59 
Lilly, Nelson 264m — 112 

Lyman 565n — 112 
Lindstrom, Ida W 132m — 85 
Litchfield, George 444m — 160 
Lock, Adeline 201n — 70 

DudW 202n — 70 

Nathaniel 78m — 70 
Lodge, Henry Cabot — 14 
Longfellow, Henry W — 14 
Lord, Dr. Willis — 17 
Louis XV of France — 29 
Lovett, Addie E 350M — 139 

McArthuT, Frances 211M — 102 
McCord, AVilliam O 1153n — 174 

William Oscar 492m — 174 
McCutchen, Augustine 469m — 169 

Susan E (V) — See Vittum 
McDonald, Rev Royal — 49 96 
McGhee, Mary C 35M— 63 
Mclntire, Edward 284m — 119 
McKinnon, Louise 238M — 107 
McLaughlin, Jessie 341m — 138 
McMahon, Katy 354m — 141 
McMasters, Carrie S 491m — 174 
McNamara, Margaret 306m — 124 125 

Mack, Darise H 676n — 124 

Ernest M 673n — 124 

George F 671n— 124 

George F 302m — 124 

Guy A 675n — 124 

Lester M 67 7n — 124 

Maurice J 674n — 124 

Nellie E 654n— See Abbott 

Ralph L 672n — 124 
Maloon, Carrol 533n — 111 

Edgar H 256m— 110 

Edith 532ti— 111 

George R 531n — 110 111 
Malvern, Rev Lewis — 130 
Manigault, Gabriel — 14 
Marion, Francis — 14 



196 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Marker, Hugh V 1052n— 168 

Maud 1045n— See Myers 

AVilliam F 1053n— 168 

William F 463ni— 167 
Marks, Martha 118M— 79 
Marston, Mabel 410M— 153 
Martell, Elzier 244m— 108 

Forest E 499n— 108 
Martin, Alden 69M— 69 

Annie 191n — 69 

Eugene F 531m — 125 

Ida 192n— 69 

Isabel H 407M— 152 

Levina A 326m— 134 

Mary Helen 190n— 69 
Mason, J Tufton— 172 

John Adams 475m — 165 

Judge Larkin D — 42 
Matteson, Sophia G 96M — 73 
Meek, Christina 148M — 88 
Merrill, Flora L 329M— 135 

Florence A 788n— 138 

Lenora V 787n — 138 

Pearly M 346M— 138 

Walter L 790n— 139 
Messer, Daniel 61m — 67 

Fred 1121n— 68 

Rose Etta 112fln— 68 
Millais, J E— 16 
Miller, Rev. William — 48 
Mitchell, Maud 579n— 114, 129 
Molines, Guillaume — 13 
Montague, John — 40 
Montgomery, Richard — 14 
Morrill, Frank 165m — 92 
Morse, Elsie E 518M — 153 

George 141m — 86 

Hannah Jane 304n — See Jewell 

Mary P 138m— 86 
Mnulton, Alice I 975n — 158 159 

Belle 51M— 66 

Charles 181m— 94 

Charles E 968n— 158 

Edith L 989n— 159 

Edward, 984n — 159 

Francis M 960n — 158 159 

George 11 972li— 158 159 



Moulton, Hannah 59M — 67 68 

Hattie L 970n— 158 159 

Henry A 974n — 158 159 

Herbert C 973n— 158 159 

Ira C 971n— 158 159 

Irene 980n — 159 

John D 428m— 158 

.lonathan — 37 38 39 74 127 

Joseph B 301m— 123 

M:iliala 50M— 66 

Mr.i-y E 977n— 158 159 

Mildred 978n— 159 

Norman E 670n — 124 

Sarah 62M— 68 

Sarah 979n— 159 

Sarah E 967n— 158 

Sarah M 962n— See Cutting 
Mudgett. David — 87 

Elizabeth 143M— 87 133 

Jesse — 87 

Jiilia 536M— 133 

Leander— 133 

Mary 286M— 88 120 

Sylnl S 310m— 125 
Mullins, Priscilla — 13 

William— 13 
Murphy, Thomas 332M— 136 
Muzzy. A L 528M— 118 

Bessie 626n — 118 

Frank 622n— 118 
Myers, Clara 43m — 65 

Frank h 1044n— 167 

Harriet J 1051n — 167 

Helen E 1034N— See Vittum 

Helen E 1050n — 167 

Henry W 1043n — 167 

J W 460M— 167 

Jack 1049n— 167 

Liira M 1046n— 167 168 

Maude O 1045n— 167 168 

Winnifred M in47n— 167 168 

Wissie, Etha 1048n— 167 168 

Newhall, Sumner 336m — 137 
Nichols, Clarence E — 215n 71 

Frank B 85M— 71 
Northway, Genevieve 81n — 58 



INDEX 



197 



Northway, H C 17M— 5S 

Harold SOn — 58 

Merlyn 82n — 58 

Ruth 79n — 58 
Noyes, Rev Charles L — 41 
Nulus, Mary J 503M— 58 
Nutter, Benjamin M 297m — 123 

Bessie A 662n — 123 

Effie M 653n— S?e Abbott 

Kmily M SG3n— 123 

John Benjamin 664n — 123 

O'Brien, C. B. 522m— 175 

Charlotte L 1162n— 175 

James Edward 1163n— 175 

Mara L 1161n — 175 
O'Donoghue, Katherine E 232m— 106 
Osgood, Margaret 14fiM — 88 
Overdier, Alice M 153n — 65 

Charles 152n— 65 

Frank 42m — 64 

Gladys 155n— 65 

Lawrence 154n — 65 

Page, Ediinmd 322m — 131 

Mrs. Linnie 707n — See under Bean 

Sarah 5M or 6M— 25 39 54 185 

Mrs Sarah lOM — 55 
Palmer, Annie A 183M— 95 

Archie H 495n — 108 

Beatrice 494n — 108 

Chester A 500n— 108 

Clarissa 487M— 173 

Ettie 489^— See Vittum 

Herbert A 254m— 110 

James 242M — 108 

Mary 442M — 157 

Pearl E 528n— 110 

Rosetta 275m — 115 
Parker, Martha A 3o7M— 142 
Parsons, Benjamin 167M — 92 
Pauling, May 502M — 58 
Peabody, Edna 992n — 160 

Gladys 991n — 160 

Herbert 990m — 160 

Kenneth 993n — 160 

Sidney 436m— 159 



Peach, Lot 363m — 142 
Pease, Harrison 294m — 12'2 

Howard S 649n — 122 

Perley H 650n — 122 
Peaslee, Samuel 320M — 130 
Pepin the Ancient of Landen — 123 
Pepin King of Franks — 128 
Pepin I King of Italy— 128 
Pepin II King of Italj — 128 
Pepin the Short — 128 
Perce, Clara 9Sn — 60 

Louis A 99n — 60 

Mary 96n — 60 

Roxanna 42N — See Vittum 

William 97n — 60 

AVilliam 24M— 60 
Perkins, Alice M 475n — 106 

Arthur C 478n— 106 107 

Arthur R 479n— 106 

Caroline C 95M — 73 

Charles W 474n— 106 

Donald W 480n— 106 

Dorothy M 481n— 106 

Gordon 484n— 107 

Lizzy C 467n — See Graves 

Mary A 476n— 106 

Pike J 477n— 106 107 

William H 231m— 106 

WiUiam M 409m — 152 
Perrin, Olive 209M — 102 

Philbrick 441m— 160 

Phillips, Eliza 423m— 157 

Wendell— 157 
Pierce, Donald 422^1 — 101 

Elizabeth 119m— 79 

Frances Clara 1198n— 147 

Francis 420n — 101 

James A 201M — 101 

.loseph 404m — 152 

Loren J 1196n— 147 

Maurice 421n — 101 

Velma Louise 1195n — 147 

Waldo D 1197n— 147 

Walter E 386M— T47 
Pike. 450m— 162 

Ida 1020n— 162 

Jennie 1021n — 162 ^ 



198 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Pinkhani, Rev J— 121 165 
Plummer, Nellie M 4]9ni — 156 
Ponieroy, 373m — 143 

Mary 846n— 143 
Pratt, Clarinda 9M — 55 
Prescott, 417m — 156 

D J or J D 561n— 112 113 

Eliza 556n— 112 

George H 563n— 112 113 

Helen 578n— 114 

Horace 557n — 112 

James 560n— 112 113 

James 566n — 113 

Jennie 509n — 113 

John 568n — 113 

Judith 562n— 112 113 

Lucian 559n — 112 113 

Lyman 555n — 112 

Mabel 570n— 113 

Mary 558n— 112 113 

Parker 263M— 112 

Polly 311 N — See Vittum 

ITrsula 564n— 112 114 

William 567n— 113 
Prime, Elon G 102m — 74 
Prince, Florentine (Cram) 226m- 
105 

Qiiaintance, Marion 105m — 75 
Quimby, Daniel 129m — 84 

Ezra J 289n— 84 85 

Georgie B 294n — 85 

J D— 144 

Smith— 140 

Lydia Ellen 288n— 84 

Rosalie 296n— 85 

Wilbur E 295n— 85 
Quinby, Albert lllM— 77 

Alfreda 247n — 77 

Elaine V 248n— 77 

Percy V 246n— 77 

Railcliff, Florence 402n — 152 

Randall, W— 86 

Rankin, Grace A 309m— 125 

Rennard, Martha M 406M — 152 

Revere, Paul — 14 

Revoire, Apollos — 14 



Reynolds, Alice M 308m — 125 
Rice, Luther 124M — SO 
Richardson. Clement S 220m — 103 

A P 180m— 94 
Richmond, John 383M — 146 
Ricker, Alonzo 395n — 98 

David 188M— 97 

Frank D 394n — 98 

Katherine 386N — See Vittum 

Louisa 393n — 98 

Nettie 396n— 98 
Rider, Edward A 318m— 130 

Bertha L (Fowler) 705n— 130 
Robert King of France — 128 
Roberts, Asenath 591n — 115 

Clarence 599n — 115 

Frank 598n — 115 

George W 482n— 106 

Georgia 593n— 115 

Georgy 597n — 115 

Hannah 594n — 115 

Harry C 233m— 106 

Hoyt, 590n— 115 

Jacob 588n — 115 

Julietta 592n— 115 

Nathaniel 274M— 115 

Sally 313N — See Vittum 

Sopha 595n — 115 

Susan 589n— 115 

William 596n— 115 
Rogers, Rev William— 122 
Roosevelt, Theodore — 14 
Ross, 464m — 168 

Maud O 1045n — Sec Myers 

Paul 1054n— 168 
Rowe, Jane 140m — 86 

Susan (Tappan) — See Tappan 
Rowlings. Sarah — 23 
Runkle, Elizabeth 476M— 169 

Sanborn, Ann 7m — 23 

Jonathan — 23 

Louise 223m — 104 
Sandwich, Fourth Earl of — 41 
Sargent, Ida 401m — 151 

Sawyer, 440m — 160 

Scales, Hannah 337M— 137 



INDEX 



199 



Schley, Winfield S— 14 
Schmidt. Marie K 33m — 62 
Sears, Professor 443m — 160 
Seavey, Etta 345M — 138 
Sebree, Emma L 498M— 178 
Seldis, Idella 958n— See Wallace 

Oskar 424m — 157 
Severance, Alonzo SlfiM — 129 

Donald P 706n — 130 

Mrs Helen 178ni — 94 

Louisa E 6n8N — See Vittum 

Ruth A 703n— 129 

Sally — See Susanna 

Susan — See Susanna 

Susanna 8M — 55 

Walter E 7n4n— 129 130 
Shaw. Jeremiah — 55 70 
Sherrett. Mary E 501 M — 57 
Shook, Mrs. W R— Si^e Marion Vit- 
tum 
Siehert, Albert H ]51n— 04 05 

Anfreline 46N — See Vittum 

Clara A 149n— 04 

Edward L 150n— 04 65 

Florence lOln — 05 

Harry Wilhur 157n— 05 

Louis 41M— 64 

Margaret L 102n — 05 

Mary Alice lOOn — 05 

Sarah A 158n— 05 
Simpson, Nannie 147M — 88 
Sinclair, Adaline G 382M— 146 

Catherine 135m — 85 
Sleoner, Alphonso 020n — 118 

Ella 021n— ns 

Frnnk 022n — 118 

Lottie 624n— 118 

Mary 623n— 118 

Oren C 280M— 118 

Willie 025n— 118 
Smith 2'''5m— 110 

Carol B 238n— 73 

Clyde Roland n29n— 95 

Fva M 72m— 09 

Floyd n41n— 97 

Georpe Roland lS5m — 95 

Georgiella 353m — 140 

Harold V 237n— 73 



Smith, Jennie 173M — 93 

Jeremiah B 98M — 73 

John 512ln — 96 

Josiah S 2 2 On — 74 

Lillian 312m — 120 

Samuel Maurice 1128n — 95 

Marfcarite 11 4 On — 97 

Pearl Elizabeth 1130n — 95 

Sarah May 99m — 73 

Wayne Arthur 239n — 73 

William E 425m — 158 

Snell, 120M— 79 

Snively, Earl 497M— 177 

Eileen C lllOn— 177 

.John Tarlaton lllln— 177 
Snow, Emma 343n — 91 

Fannie 342n — 91 

James 154m — 90 

Nellie N 341n— 90 
Soule, Lena A 331 M— 136 
Sowers, Dr Charles 480M— 182 

.Tane 1093n — 183 

Virpn'nia ]149n — 183 
Soaulding, Rev C H— 1 41 
Steward, Nancy E 75M — 70 
Stillings. Ernest 08n — 69 
Straw, Francis G OOOn — 126 

George D 3 11 m— 125 

Carroll W OOln— 120 
Strong, Ethel G 150M— SO 

lyjuise N 385M— 147 
Stiirgis. Miss — 98 
Surry. Earl of— 128 
Sweatt, Dr T .7-171 

Tapnan. Abbie A 64 5n — See Abigail 
Abigail A 045n— 121 122 123 124 

125 126 
Abraham 527n — 110 
Abraham 250m— 110 129 
Abraham— no 114 121 127 
Amy 5 2 On — 110 
Anna A 045n — See Abigail 
Annie 51 9n — 110 
Christopher — 110 114 121 127 
Daniel 04.3n— 121 
Daniel 04 On— 121 
Daniel 291M— 121 129 



200 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Tappan, Daniel L— 128 129 
Edd 522n — 110 

Emily 642n— 121 

Emily 644n— 121 122 

Eva 523n— 110 

Fred 518n— 110 

James Hazzard — 114 

Jonathan — 127 
Lizzie 517n— 110 

Minnie 521n — ^110 

Naomi 636^ — See Vittiim 
Paith A 315M— 110 114 121 127 
129 

Susan— 114 121) 
Tarlaton, Sarah Ellen 404M— 176 
TewksViiiry, Mary 277M — 1^C> 117 
Thompson, Ethel 461m — 167 

Lela E 394M— 150 
Thoreau, Henry D — 14 
Tibbetts, ■ 276m — 115 

Abbie 600n — 115 

Ellen 601 n— 115 

Julia n 282M~119 
Tift, Sarah 369m— 143 
Tilton, Bernard 497n — 103 

Harold 496n — 108 

Herbert 498n— 108 

John 243m— 108 
Toof, Aliee A 716n— 133 134 

Arthur S 720n— 133 134 

Beatrice R 733n — 133 134 

Bertha 722n— 133 134 

Hazel M 737n— 134 

Herman AV 735n — 134 

Julia Abbie 71 ON — See Vittiim 

Lizzie M 718n— 133 134 

Lnther TI 721n— 133 134 

Mnbel M 734n— 134 

Mark J 719n— 133 134 

Nellie 717n— 133 134 

■\Vhiteomb 537M— 133 
Topham, John— 128 
Toppan, Abraham — 127 

Rev Christopher — 127 

Hr. Peter— 127 
Towle, Abifjail 12n — 23 

Ann 13n — 23 



Towle, Ann 5X — See VitUmi 

Benjamin 14n — 23 

Elisha 3M— 22 23 37 

Elisha lln— 23 

Oehvin 259n — 78 

George 257n — 78 79 

Jeremiah 17n — 23 

Jeremiah 18n — 23 

.John 256n — 78 

John B llfiM- 78 

Joshua 2 On — 23 

Lloyd A 261n— 78 

Mary 16n — 23 

Mary L 262n— 78 

Patience B 231N— See Vittum 

Philip — 22 

Palph L 260n— 78 

Smds A 258n — 78 

S;trah 15n — 23 

Sarah 19n— 2'3 

Walter V 263n— 79 

William 21n— 23 
Town, Ervinff Earl 802n— 149 150 

Everett SOln— 149 

Lillian M 886N— See Vittum 

Ivie Mae 890n— 149 

Pauline E 895n— 150 

Thomas A 391 M— 149 151 
True, Ansel; — 46 
Tniell. Harry E 22M— 60 

Robert M 93n — 60 
Tucl-er, Clara D 8S4n — 148 

Clara E 863N— See Vittum 

Clarence E SS5n— 148 

Clarence N 1200n — 148 

nan— 49 

Tra N 3S7M— 147 

Lettie M llOOn— 148 
Tv.its. Cora L n4M— 77 
Tull, Ei'senia 462ni— 167 
Tunic, Henry 40m — 64 

Vassar, Matthew — 14 
Vermandois, Cornt of — 12S 

Elizabeth de — 128 
Vieuxtemps, GuilHum" IN" — 18 
Vittom, Jeane IM— 19 20 



INDEX 



201 



Vittom. William 1\— IS 20 24 28 
30 31 52 34 SO 81 ST IIG 154 
163 171 184 
Vittiim, Abigail ION— 22 
Abignil 23^—26 80 184 
Abigail 41N — 55 60 
Abigail 639X 348M— 120 136 130 
Abigail 276n 285M — See .Tcwell 
Abigail 2M — See Lane 
Ada B 448N— 103 
Aflah M 1066N— 160 170 
Albert 51X — 56 57 58 5f) 
Albert 387N— 97 98 09 
Albert L 743N— 135 
Alberta AV 742V— 135 136 
Albertha M 355K— 92 
Alfred 375X— 94 96 
Alfred Lee 1113\— 178 
Alfred O 1134X— 06 
Alice 84N— 59 
Alice A 218N— 71 72 
Alice E 8r.7N— 146 
Al.'ce M 715N— 133 136 
Allen D 251N— 77 78 

Allen L 425X— 101 102 137 165 
AUena 65N — 57 S8 
Almira Jane 349N— 92 
Almira 929n — See Wallace 

Almon E 173N— 66 67 
Alpheus 461N 415m— 104 107 108 
156 

Alwin A 1067N— 169 170 

Alwin Alonzo 1033N — 166 

Amanda H 905X— 1 51 

Amasa SISN- 87 93 155 

Amasa H 348N— 92 

Mrs. Amasa — 156 

Ambrose 184X— 68 70 

Amos O 858N" — 145 

Angeline 4RN — 55 64 

Ann 5N— 22 23 

Ann 378M— 144 

Annie E 193Mm — See French 

Annie L 323M— See Oriswold 

Anson L 43\— 55 60 61 63 64 

Anzonette M lOSSN— 166 168 

Archie L 245N' — 135 136 

Avmine 320X— 88 91 



Vittmn Arthur C 746N'— 135 
Arthur D 62N— 57 58 
Arthur D 865N — 146 
Arthur L 41 IN— 100 
Arthur L 139N— 03 
Arthur M 440N— 103 
Asahel 168N— 66 68 60 
Asahel C 49K— 56 57 
Asenath E 227N— 72 74 
Aubrey M 426N— 101 102 103 
B F 232N — 72 70 
Barbara 419N— 100 
Ben Cushman 332N— SO 
Benjamin C 853N— 144 145 147 

148 
Boniamin L 321 N— 88 89 
Bertha 702N— 127 132 
Bessie 633N— 119 
Betsy 212N— 71 72 
Betsy 310K— 87 109 111 112 12!) 
Bruce F 1091N— 182 
Bulah 783N— 138 
Burton 85N — 59 
Calvin B 759N— 137 138 143 
Caroline L 352N— 92 
Caroline M D 228X— 72 75 
Carrie 172X — 66 94 
Carrie I 428N— 101 103 160 
Cecile E 868N— 146 
Celinda B 1114N— 180 182 
C'elinda B 534M— See White 
Charles 146X— 64 
Charles 164X— 66 
Charles 359X — 93 
Charles 1 081 N— ISO 182 
Charles A 109N— 61 64 
Charles C 772N— 137 
Ch;;rles C 1082N— 180 182 
Charles Horace 486N — 107 
Charles N 640X— 121 
Charles S 757N— 137 
Charles S 763N— 137 141 
Chfirles W 331X — 89 
Charles Warren IISRX" — 88 89 
Chester A 490X — 107 
Clara A 700X — 127 130 
Clara E 8fi3N— 145 147 148 



202 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Vittum, Clara May — 1105N— 177 
Clarence A 66N — 57 58 
Climena 94 7n — See Wallace 
Clinton L 47N— 55 
Clyde M 751N'— 136 
Cyrus B 391N— 31 97 99 100 
D P Smith 1187N— 88 90 
Daisy M 7 4 X— 100 
Dan W 1042N— 167 
Daniel W 1096N— 173 176 177 
Daniel W 1077N — 173 178 179 

180 182 
Darius B 424N— 101 102 160 
David 37N— 54 72 73 74 75 77 

78 79 
David A 235N— 73 74 
David Sands 229N— 31 72 75 76 77 
Dehli 1132\— 96 
Dolly 517m 460N— 104 106 109 
Dolly 479M — See Weed 
Dolly or Dorothy 309N— 87 108 
Dolly W 378N— 94 96 
Dera or Doris 378^ — See Dolly 
Doris C 9 IN— 60 
Dorothy 460N— 104 105 
Dorothy or Dol.ly 309N— 87 108 
Dorothy R 443N— 102 
Dorothy Nan 322N— 88 
Dorothy T 435N — 101 
Dvvight 268N— 79 
E E 53N— 56 57 59 
E E 89N— 59 
Earl 1039N— 166 177 
Edpar E 60N— 57 
Edith Edna 1037N— 166 169 
Edith M 142N— 63 64 
Edith M 445N — 102 
Edmund 171N — 66 
Ednnmd M 701N— 1 2 10 127 131 

133 
Edna C 1108N 459M— 167 177 
Edna E 1193N— 147 
Edna May 143N — 63 64 
Edwin B 1088N — 180 181 
Edwin E 888N— 149 150 
Edwin O 85f>N— 144 148 149 150 151 
Kffie May 250N — 77 
Mden P 1064N— 169 



Vittum, Elden Sloss 103SN— 166 169 
Eleanor 52N— 56 59 
Elias 315N— 87 91 
Elisha W 183N— 68 69 
Eliza 316N— 87 93 
Eliza 321N— 88 91 
Eliza A 178N— 67 68 165 
Elizabeth 87N— 71 
Elizabeth A 104N— 61 62 
Elizabeth M 1146N— 143 
Elkina 399M— See Clough 
Ella M 714N— 133 136 
Ella T 1109N— 177 
Ellen A 2'65N— 79 
Ellen B 351N— 92 
Elmer 491N— 107 
Emily C 1030N— 166 
Emma C 102N— 61 
Emma J 213N— 71 
Ephraim 39N — 55 56 57 59 60 
Erma Ruth 878N— 147 
Ernest 433N— 101 102 
Ernest A n07N— 177 
Ernest E 63N— 57 58 
Ethel F 92N— 60 
Ethel M 866N— 146 
Ethel O 103N— 61 
Ethel O 141N— 63 64 
Ettie 489N— 107 108 
Eugene R 1118N— 58 
Eunice V in7N— 58 
Everett 41 ON — 100 
Fanny P 354N — 92 
Frances H 1090N— 181 
Frank 58N— 58 
Frank 61N— 58 
Frank G 1086N— 180 
Frank H 713N— 133 135 
Frank M 629N— 119 
Frank P 864N— 79 
Frank AV 61N— 57 
Fred Asa 628N— 119 
Fred D 1083N— 180 182 
Garfield G 67N— 57 59 
George 267N— 79 
George B 1080N— 180 181 
George D 225N— 72 73 



INDEX 



203 



Vittum, George D 236N— 78 
George E 87N— 59 60 
George F 4 4 ON— 102 
George S 1184N— 88 90 
George W 320N— 88 89 
George W 328N— 89 
Georgie 784N— 138 
Gertrude 70^ — 58 
Gertrude R 875N— 146 
Giles L 1185N— 88 90 
Golda 18M— 59 
Grace S19N— 88 
Grace 1026N — 41 164 105 166 
Grace C 253N— 77 78 
Grace E 90N — 59 60 
Grace E 2'34N— 73 
Grace E 319N— 90 91 
Guy Francis 748N— 134 
Hannah 56N— 60 96 
Hannah L 186N— 68 
Harold R 880X— 147 
Harriet C 1084N— 180 182 
Harriet E 1087X— 3 104 180 
Harriet F 88N— 59 
Harrison H 1031N— 166 
Harry H 744N— 135 
Harvey D in2N— 178 
Hazel J 903N— 150 
Helen 220^—71 72 
Helen 245N— 77 
Helen E 1034N— 166 167 168 
Helen E 86N— 59 
Helen L 333N'— 89 
Helen M 241N— 74 
Henrietta 64 X — 57 58 
Henry 604N — 117 136 137 139 
Herbert A 432N — 101 
Herbert D 356N— 92 
Hiram 487N— 107 
Horace R 877N— 147 
Horatio 766N— 137 
Horatio J 771N— 137 
Howard 786N— 138 
Hubbard W n92N, same as 609\ 

—117 118 
Hubbard W 609N, same as 1192N' 

—117 118 



Vittum, Huldah 27N— 27 154 155 
Hulda (Wallace) 171M— 155 
Ina C 431N— 101 
Irene 211N— 71 72 
Irene A 217N— 71 72 
J E 107X — 55 61 63 64 
Jacob F 42-3 \— 101 102 107 
James Arthur 401N— 98 99 
James Henry lOlN" — 61 
James M 48N— 56 
James S 323^—88 
James S 1190N— 88 
Jeanette P 175N— 66 
Jennie 380N— 95 
Jennie F 266N— 79 
Jennie M 897N— 150 
Jeremiah 36N— 54 71 72 83 85 
Johanna 33N— 54 65 
John 7N— 22 
John OX— 22 30 
John 25X— 26 40 52 87 93 97 

104 108 109 112 115 
John 305N— 87 88 91 93 
John 388X— 97 99 
John— 21 

John A 347N— 91 92 
John O 233N— 73 
John E 55N— 56 60 
John D insx— 61 64 
John H 357N— 02 
John ^f 48X— 57 
John T nOfiX- 177 
John AV 906\— 151 152 
Johnv Ross 879y — 147 
Jonathan 34^—^4 (5r, 67 68 
Josppli 208\ — 71 
Joseph E 9-20\-— 153 
Joseph W 908N— 151 152 
Jociah S 226X— 72 73 
Jnlifl Ahbip 710\— 133 134 
Karl D 1089\— 11 ISO 
Katherine 386V— 30 64 97 98 
Kenneth B 447X— 102 
Kenneth F 439X— 102 
Lemuel 392N— 31 97 102 103 104 
Lemuel F 440\— 102 
Lenora E 764X— 157 



204 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Vittum, Loonard H 413N— 100 
Lewis M IIGSX— 66 
Lillian M S86N— 149 150 
Lillian V 442N— 102 
Lindley M 230N— 72 77 
Lizzy 57 N — 57 
Loren L 1065N— 169 
Lottie E 325N— 89 
Lottie M 319N— 88 89 
Lottie N 199^—70 
Louis 402N' — 99 
Louisa E 69SN— 127 129 
Louise 400y — 98 
Louise R 773X — 137 
Lucy 1029N— 04 164 170 
Lucy E 353N— 92 
Lucy Grace 377N — 94 96 
Lydia 312N— 87 
Lydia 770\— 137 138 
Lydia H 760N 287M— 120 137 139 
Mabel 83N— 59 
Mabel 69N— 38 
Mabel E 140X— 56 63 
Mamie 1040N— 166 
Margaret 437K — 101 
Margaret J 907X — 151 152 
Margarite A 24oy — 74 
Marion 76^^ — 58 
Marion — 57 
Mariorie L 324M — 89 
Mariorie R 1 HON— 58 
Mark .7 (-well 638K— 120 133 
Marshall 170\— 66 
Marshall W 174X— 66 
Martha J 45N— 55 64 
Martha L 1191N— 117 118 
Martin 1095N — 173 
Martin L 859\— 145 146 
Mary 35N — 54 70 
Mary 165N — 66 67 
Mary 31 7^—87 93 
Alary 606N— 117 143 
Msiry or Pollv SUN— 112 163 
Mary 2S6\ — S^e Mudgett 
Mary 277M — See Tewksbury 
Mary E 699\ — 127 130 
Mary E 216N— 71 



Aittum, Mary E 861ISr— 145 147 
Mary F lOON— 61 
Mary L 438N— 102 
Mary L GUN"— 118 
Mary L 1119N— 58 
Mary Olive 267N— 137 138 
Mary Olive 462NT— 104 108 
Mary Olive 488N— 101 107 
Maude R 918N— 152 
May E 444N— 102 
Melvin S 1068X— 169 
Memorial Church — 180 
Merle W 1063N— 169 
Merton C 436N'— 101 
Mildred 71X— 58 
Mina A 904N'— 150 
Minnie 21 ON— See Ruth 
Morrill S 917N— 152 153 
Morrill T 1147X— 153 
Moses 308\— 87 104 107 183 
Moses 1027N— 164 165 
Muriel A 254X— 77 78 
Muriel R 446N — 102 
Myrtie M 434M— 101 102 
Myrtle May 13SX— 63 
Myrtle R 874N— 146 
Kanoy 607\— 117 143 
Xancy 1025X — 164 
Xancy Ellen 712X— 133 135 
Xancy J 612X— 118 
Xancy .T 852X 63M— 68 144 
Xancy 2S2n — See Jewell 
Xaomi 636X— 120 121 129 
Kaomi A 71 IX— 133 135 
Xathaniel 363X 478N— 93 94 96 

170 
Xathaniel 1078X— 173 176 
Nellie M 747X— 135 
Xellie R 876X— 146 
Nelson 635X— 120 139 
Xettie 249X — 77 
Xettie 427X— 101 103 
Nettie G 414N— 100 
Xettie M 864X— 145 148 
Xina H 1092X— 182 
Xoah 167N— 66 67 
Xorth Nelson 641X— 121 



INDEX 



205 



Vittum, O W 608N— 68 
Octavia M 896N— 150 
Omer 1041N— 167 
Omer V R 1032N— 166 167 
Opal A 869N— 146 
Oral 68N— 58 
Oren O 614N— 118 119 
Orlando W 60SN' 142ni— 83 86 117 

144 148 151 
Orren E 169N — 66 
Orren H 769N— 137 138 
Orville A 870N"— 146 
Oscar T 373N— 94 95 
Otis 381N— 95 
Otis 376N— 94 96 
Parinelia S50N — 92 
Patience 362N— 93 94 
Patience B 231N— 72 78 79 
Paul 77N — 58 
Pauline 330N— 89 
Pauline M 919N— 153 
Percy 244N— 76 77 
Phebe 389X— 97 99 
Polly 30N' — 27 163 184 
Polly 311N— 87 112 113 114 129 
Ralph 752X— 136 
Ralph E 417N— ino 
Ralph H 72>f— 58 
Ralph S 1194N— 147 
Ray D 249N— 135 136 
Raymond 418N — 100 
Raly LeRoy 453N— 103 
Reuhen F 768N— 137 138 
Richard S 358N— 92 
Robert 75^—58 
Roselvo 403^—99 109 
Roxanna 42N— 55 60 
Ruth 24N — 26 52 82 85 86 184 
Ruth 58M 21 ON — 67 71 72 
Ruth 78N— 58 
Ruth A 73^—58 
Ruth A 31 5M — See Tappan 
Sadie or Sarah 429N— 101 104 
Sally SIN— 54 55 
Silly 313N— 87 115 
Sfilly 390N— 97 
Sally 605N— 117 142 



Vittum, Sally 1079N— 104 173 183 
Samuel C 855N— 144 148 
Samuel F 314N— 31 87 88 90 91 

120 
Samuel L 181N 379M— 68 144 
Sduiuel L S62N— 145 147 
Sarah 6N— 22 
Sarah 1S2N— 68 69 
Sarah A 485N— 107 
Sarah A 219N— 71 72 
Sarah F 765N— 137 
S-.n-ah H 613N— 118 
Sarah L 602N— 117 118 
Sarah L 762N— 137 139 140 
Sarah N or Sadie 791^—139 
Sarah Jane 374N— 94 96 
Sarah Jane 1094N— 173 174 175 

176 
Sarah (Page) 5M same as 6M See 

Page 
Sarah (Page) 6M same as 5M see 

Page 
Sargent 379N— 94 97 
Sargent 1028N— 41 164 165 166 

167 168 169 
Sewell Frank 887N— 149 150 
Smith— See D P Smith 
Siphia 1115N— ISO 182' 
Stephen 603N— 19 71 83 85 117 

119 126 133 136 144 
Stephen 637N— 110 114 117 120 

121 126 130 
Dr Stephen 792N— 139 
Stephen Pare 26N— 27 40 116 119 

136 142 144 192 
Susan 54^7 — 56 60 
Susan SSoN'- 97 
Susan 11S6N— 88 90 
S.isan E 854N — 144 148 
Susan E 857N— 145 
Susan E 1036N— 136 139 
Susan J 104N— 61 63 
SMsan J 1189N— 88 
Susie J 889N— 149 
Tabatha 2N— 19 20 
Theodore 243N — 76 
Thomas 28N— 27 36 41 52 163 165 
170 172 184 



206 



THE VITTUM FOLKS 



Vittum, Thomas 3SX — 54 79 
Thomas 209^—67 71 72 
Thomas 306N 123M— 80 87 03 01 
Thomas E 166N — 60 87 71 72 
Tufton 29N— 27 36 104 163 171 

172 173 183 184 
Tufton 307N— 87 97 98 99 101 
Tufton 602N— 117 118 
Vicla 785N— 138 
Viola D 1133N'— 96 
Viola V 630N— 119 
Virginia 329N— 89 
Wallace 9 44X— 55 64 
Walter A 441 N"— 102 
AValter R 873^—146 
AVarren 404N— 99 
Warren E 415N — 100 
William SN— 19 20 21 22 24 25 

29 31 37 38 52 54 80 81 87 

116 154 171 184 
Wiliam 8N— 22 24 25 26 29 30 

31 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 81 

104 116 154 155 163 171 184 
William 22N— 10 26 30 31 40 51 

54 55 65 66 70 72 149 184 
William 22N— 10 26 30 31 40 52' 
William 4 OX— 31 55 56 60 
William 412X— 100 
AVilliam 609X— 117 151 152 
William A 416N— 100 
William or Will C lOSSX— 180 
Wiliam D 86X— 145 147 
William H 50X— 50 56 57 
AVilliam Henry 761X 333M — 136 

137 139 
William J 1201X — 89 
William P 106N— 61 63 
William S 916X— 152 
William Z— See William 32N 
Willis H 242X— 76 
Willis T 252X— 77 78 
Winnie or Bell 214N— 71 
Winthrop M 1148X— 153 
Waldeis'h, Sally 57M— 67 

Srally 413m— 155 
Wakefield. — 253m— 110 

Abbie 252m — 110 
Walker, Sarah A 25M— 60 



Wallace, Abbie 931n— 155 153 
Adeline 935n — 156 
Ada 999n — 160 

Almira 929n 336M— 107 155 156 
Betsy J 955n— 157 
Carl 937n— 156 
Charles 933n — 155 157 
Climena 947n 202M— 101 157 162 
Clyde E 939n — 156 
David 921n— 155 
Frances M 938n — 156 
Edward 997n — 160 
Fremont 950n — 157 
Oeorg'e 953n — 157 
Herbert 99Sn— 160 
Hirldah 27N— See Vittum 
Hnlda 948n— 157 162 
Hulda 171M— 93 l55 
Harry 936n — 156 
Harry J 267m — 113 
Idella 958n— 157 
James 944n— 157 160 
John 926n— 155 
John 9 4 On— 157 
John 957n — 157 
Joseph 952ti — 157 
Levi 923n— 155 156 157 
Levi 928n— 93 155 156 
Lizzie lOOOn — 160 
Love 959n — 157 
Lucinda 942n — 157 158 160 
Lucinda lOOln — 160 
Maria 943n — 157 160 
Mary 925n — 155 
Mary 934n— 156 
Mary 422m — 157 
Mary A 956n— 157 
Mary J 945n— 157 160 
Moses 94 In — 157 
N'ancy 932n^l55 157 
Raymond P 573n — 113 
Rebecca 949n— 157 162 
Sarah A. 946n— 157 160 
Thomas 424n — 155 
Tufton 927n— 155 157 160 162 
Urban A 960n— 157 
William 922n— 155 



INDEX 



207 



Wallace, William OSOn — 155 156 
William 951n — 157 
William 411M— 154 

Walsh, Anna 426m — 158 
Ward, George 432n — 159 

Helen 982n— 159 

Laura F 32m— 62 

Maria L 247m — 109 

Marion 983n — 159 

Olive 981n — 159 
Watson, Andrew J 504n — 109 

Calvin 402n— 108 109 

Dorothy 309N — See Vittiim 

John C 505n— 99 109 

Jonathan 245M — 108 

Lida L 471 M— 169 

Marv (Mudgett) 286M — See Mud- 
gett 

Sophia 501n — 108 

Sophia A 503n — 109 
Webster, Daniel — 119 

Frank 251n— 110 

Jane I 150M— 91 

Mabel C 529M— 119 
Weed, Charles L 327n — 89 

Cleveland 149M— 89 

Dolly 479M— 163 172 173 

Dorothy — See Dolly 479M 

Elisha 203n— 70 

Helen 326n— 89 

Mary 49M — 66 

Mary A 453M — 165 

Orlando — See William 77M 

Orlando — 172 

Sally 452M— 163 172 

William 77M— 70 

William 204n — 70 

William O 200n— 70 
Weeks, Edward 163M— 92 
Wells, Ethel G 1074n— 165 

Jessie G 1073n — See Batchelder 

Mildred V 1075n— 165 

William, 541m — 165 

Winnefred 271m — 114 
Wentworth, Gov Benning — 36 37 40 
79 178 



Wentworth, John — 178 179 

Joseph — ^94 

Paul— 178 
Wert, Sarah Bell 524m — 170' 
Weymouth, Florence L 66m — 63 
Wheeler, Fredrick L 324m — 134 

Mary H 732n — 134 

Winnifred L 731n— 134 
Wheelwright, Rev. James — 106 
White, Charles M 71m — 69 

Celinda B 534M — 179 180 

Endella F 902n — 150 

Erie 197n— 69 

Ernest 533M— 150 

Lester E 195n — 69 

Violet C 196n — 69 

Rev. William P — 101 
Whitehouse, S Pernie 216M — 103 
Whiting, Louis 1168n — 115 

Nellie 230m — 106 

Victor 526m — 115 
Whitmore, Anzonette M 1035N — See 
Vittum 

Ethel C 1060n— 168 

.Tames C 567M— 168 
Whittier, John G— 14 

Nathalie 239M— 107 
Wilkenson, Frank 483M— 181 
William I of England — 128 
William the Colonial — See Vittum 

3N 
William the Conqueror — 128 
AVilliam the Immigrant — See Vittom 

IN 
William the Pioneer — See Vittum 8N 
Williams, Lizzie 281N — 119 
Williamson, Mary 457M — 166 
Wilmore, M Angeline 3S1M — 145 
Wilson, Jennie 53M — 66 
Winkleman, William A 520m — 175 

William A 1160n— 175 
Winstanle}', Flora 45m — 65 
Witt, Bell 389m— 148. 
Wolf, Gen James — 26 
Woodman, Rev .Jonathan — 122 
Wright, J Frank 470M— 169 
York, 367m— 143 



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THE VITTUM FOLKS 



York, Danitl 175M — 93 
Elsie 366n — 94 
Fred 168M— 92 
Hannah 367n— 94 
Jane 364n— 94 
Patience 362N — See Vittum 
Thomas 365n — 94 
Will or William 3(58n 55M — 67 94 



Yoinig, Charles A 909n — 151 
Emma E 911n— 152 
Oeorg-e 913n — 152 
Dr H A 27M— 61 
Ualtie M 912n— 152 
John C 400M— 151 
Mark Edward 91 On— 162 
Haymond 1107n — 01